200 residents remain without power

September 4th, 2011

Town of Lyme​​Conditions as of Monday, September 5, 2011 8:00 AM
 
For information:​​Call Lyme Town Hall 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM M-F (closed today – Labor Day)   860.434.7733
​​​Town Hall and Lyme Public Library have resumed normal hours (see extended library hours listed below)
​​​Stop at the Information Table at the Hamburg Fire Station
 
POWER IS BEING RESTORED INTERMITTENTLY.  ASSUME ALL DOWNED WIRES ARE ENERGIZED AND STAY CLEAR!
CL&P:  Downed lines:  call 911.  Outages:  1-800-286-2000 (restoration estimates should be available by calling this number).  ​IMPORTANT:  If you are not restored when others around you are, call 1-800-286-2000 to report your outage.
 
Restoration Update:  As of this update, CL&P tells us that there are approximately 200 customers who remain without power in Lyme.
 
We have no information relative to AT&T and Comcast restoration.  If you are experiencing loss of service, report it.  For issues with AT&T call 611 or go to att.com if you are able.  For issues with Comcast, call 1-800-266-2278.  The Board of Selectmen suggests that even if you have reported your difficulties one time, if you can stand the process delays, you should call them repeatedly.
 
Regular Lyme Landfill hours have resumed.  The landfill will not be open on Monday, September 5 due to the Labor Day holiday.  The normal length and diameter restrictions for brush apply (length eight feet, diameter 6 inches).  The landfill will be open on Thursday, September 8 from 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM with the exception of noon to 1:00 PM.
 
The Lyme Library will be open on Monday, September 5 from 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM.  Internet time on their computers is limited to one hour per person to be fair to all.  WiFi is available for those who bring their own laptops.  Free coffee is available.
 
Lymes’ Senior Center on Town Woods Road is no longer serving as a respite center.
 
Lyme’s Hamburg Fire Station, 213 Hamburg Road will continue to be open for water (bring own containers), bottled water, MREs (meals ready to eat), showers (bring own towels/toiletries), and toilets.  However, please check the roadside sign for hours of operation.  Residents may recharge cell phones and laptops as well.  Park behind the firehouse and enter through the door that is marked SHOWER AND WATER HERE. The Hadlyme station may also be available, as staffing allows, as a comfort station with the same services available.
 
Ice is available at Old Lyme Seafood on Route 156 (just past Hallmarks) during regular store hours (10:00 AM – 6:00 PM).  You may receive two bags of ice per person per day free of charge.
 
Helpful hint:  Tired of using batteries to light your house at night?  Use the solar lights that line your sidewalk and driveway.  Leave them out all day to charge, and then bring them into the house for the evening to light your night.
 
Local businesses that are open:
Jane’s, Hadlyme Country Store, Ashlawn Farm – all have power
Coffee’s Market deli 6:30 AM – 7:00 PM; gas 7:00 AM – 6:00 PM; Laysville Hardware – 7:00 AM – 6:00 PM
All Pro Gas Station – 6:30 AM – 8:00 PM
Illianos Restaurant – 10:30 AM – 10:00 PM
Big Y Market & Rite Aid Pharmacy, Old Lyme – fully operational – power restored
Stop & Shop – East Lyme and Old Saybrook – never lost power
Walmart – Old Saybrook
Rogers Lake Package Store – ice
Laundromat: 24 hours a day, seven days a week.  It is located off Exit 3 in Essex.  They have change if you don’t.
 
Lyme-Old Lyme Public Schools:  School is currently scheduled to resume Tuesday, September 6.
 
Jansky’s Rubbish Removal is operating on their regular schedule.  Should you require an emergency pickup, call 860-304-3537.
 
There will continue to be some outage difficulties.  The town will assist in any way it can.  Again, all of us on the Emergency Services side of the ledger thank you all for your patience and the many offers to assist, not only the providers, but your friends and neighbors.  It’s the Lyme way and that tradition continues.   Thanks to one and all for living up to our collective expectations.   This may be the last update contingent upon how our restoration effort progresses on Labor Day.