TOWN HALL AND LYME LANDFILL CLOSED MONDAY, OCTOBER 14, 2013 IN OBSERVANCE OF COLUMBUS DAY

Thursday, October 10th, 2013

The Lyme Town Hall and Lyme Landfill will be closed Monday, October 14, 2013 in observance of Columbus Day.

CL&P Weather Alert for Monday, October 7, 2013

Monday, October 7th, 2013

       

CL&P Emergency Preparedness and Response Briefing

Monday, October 7, 2013, 3 p.m.

CL&P Ready to Respond to Wind and Locally Heavy Rain

Operational Status: Monitor

OVERVIEW

  • A line of heavy rainstorms with strong      wind gusts will be entering western Connecticut between 4 – 5 p.m. today,      tracking eastward until 8 – 9 p.m.  Average wind gusts will be in the      25 – 35 mph range, with stronger gusts of 40 – 50 mph possible.       Western parts of the state are expected to see the most impact,      including 1-1/2” of rain.  There may be some lightning with this      storm.  Rain showers could continue until approximately 2 a.m.       The National Weather Service has issued a tornado watch until 5 p.m.      today for Litchfield County.
  • CL&P prepares for severe weather      every day and is poised to respond to any potential impacts from today’s      severe weather forecast

PLANNING

  • Employees are reminded to adjust      driving for weather conditions.  Avoid driving through standing water      in low-lying areas.  Prevent hydroplaning by slowing down when roads      are wet.  Watch for wet leaves and debris on all roadways.
Line   workers Approximately   168 CL&P crews (336 workers) plus approximately 30 contractor crews (60   workers)
Tree 293   crews (approximately 586 workers) available

LOGISTICS

  • Storm rooms across CL&P’s      territory are ready for activation, as needed.

OPERATIONS

  • CL&P’s operational status is      currently in MONITORING mode.  Conditions exist that could present a      potential risk to the electrical system in time, but currently pose no      immediate threat.
  • Ongoing work on the distribution and      transmission system is being closely managed; contingency plans are in      place in the event of unexpected outages.
  • There are currently about 500 customer      outages, some of which are due to downed trees.

PUBLIC INFORMATION

  • To report an outage, call 800-286-2000      or visit www.cl-p.com
  • Customer reminders, in the event of      outages, include: safety around downed wires and proper generator use.       For safety tips, go to www.cl-p.com.
  • For restoration updates:
    –             Visit the Storm Center at www.cl-p.com
    –             Follow us on Twitter @CTLightandPower
    –             Like us on Facebook at facebook.com/ctlightandpower
    –             Text the word “outage,” followed by a space and your      zip code to 24612

TOWN HALL/LIBRARY PROJECT GROUNDBREAKING SCHEDULED

Monday, October 7th, 2013

Thursday, October 17th has been set as the date for the formal groundbreaking ceremony for the long awaited Town Hall/Library project. The ceremony will begin at 9 a.m. at the site for the new Library.

A new Library will be constructed on property acquired several years ago for this purpose. The new location will improve traffic flow and parking as well as create a new town green.

Both buildings will comply with LEED standards to make them as “green” and energy efficient as possible while meeting requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act.

The old church portion of the Town Hall which was recently granted historic building status will be restored to its original meeting room form and will be able to accommodate up to one hundred people.

Lyme’s Senior Center October Newsletter

Tuesday, October 1st, 2013

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