Storm recovery continues

September 3rd, 2011

Town of Lyme​Conditions as of Saturday, September 3, 2011 8:00 AM
 
For information:​Call Lyme Town Hall 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM ​ 860.434.7733
​​Town Hall and library have resumed normal hours
​​Stop at the Information Table at the Hamburg Fire Station 8:00 AM – 8:00 PM daily
 
POWER IS BEING RESTORED INTERMITTENTLY.  ASSUME ALL DOWNED WIRES ARE ENERGIZED AND STAY CLEAR!
 
Restoration Update:  All of Route 156 has been energized, as well as part of Route 82 and some sections of side streets in the area including Birch Hill.  Other roads that have been restored include Grassy Hill, Beaver Brook as far as Keeney, Bill Hill with the exception of the Blood Street triangle, Burr Road, and Town Woods Road.  Parts of Joshuatown and Mount Archer have also been restored.   A total of 150 customers were restored on Friday.  Crews worked through the night Friday night.  They will be looking for individual house service issues as they progress.  We are hoping for restoration to Ely Ferry and Cove Road Friday night into Saturday.  CL&P is estimating that we will have complete restoration in Lyme by Sunday at 11:00 PM.
 
We have no information relative to AT&T and Comcast.  If you are experiencing loss of service, report it.  For issues with AT&T call 611 or go to att.com.  For issues with Comcast, look for the repair number on your bill.
 
Regular Lyme Landfill hours have resumed.  The normal length and diameter restrictions for brush apply (length eight feet, diameter 6 inches).  They will be open today, Saturday September 3 from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM with the exception of noon to 1:00 PM.
 
The Lyme Library will remain open until 8:00 PM on Saturday, September 3.  Internet time on their computers is limited to one hour per person.  WiFi is available for those who bring their own laptops.  Free coffee is available.
 
Lymes’ Senior Center on Town Woods Road is serving as a respite center.  It is open 7:00 AM – 9:00 PM for water (bring your own containers), toilets, WiFi, recharging of cell phones/laptops, and hot meals.  No shower facilities.
 
Lyme’s Hamburg Fire Station, 213 Hamburg Road, is open 8:00 AM – 8:00 PM for water (bring own containers), bottled water, MREs (meals ready to eat), showers (bring own towels/toiletries), and toilets.  Residents may recharge cell phones and laptops as well.  The Hadlyme station is not available as a comfort station.
 
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.
 
Laundromat:  24 hours a day, seven days a week.  It is located off Exit 3 in Essex.  They have change if you don’t.
 
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 78:00 AM – 6:00 PM
All Pro Gas Station – 6:30 AM – 8:00 PM
Illianos Restaurant – 10:30 AM – 10:00 PM
Laysville Hardware – 7:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Big Y Market – fully operational – power restored
Rite Aid Pharmacy – fully operational – power restored
Stop & Shop – East Lyme and Old Saybrook – never lost power
Tri Town Foods – East Lyme
Walmart – Old Saybrook
Rogers Lake Package Store – ice
 
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
 
CL&P:  Downed lines:  call 911.  Outages:  1-800-286-2000 (restoration estimates are available by calling this number as well).
​IMPORTANT:  If you are not restored when others around you are, call 1-800-286-2000 to report your outage.
 
Keep the faith.  We are one day closer to complete restoration.  Your continued patience speaks volumes about who we are as a Lyme community.