CL7P ISSUES WEATHER UPDATE

Tuesday, November 26th, 2013

 

CL&P Emergency Preparedness and Response Briefing
Tuesday, November 26, 2013, 11:30 a.m.

CL&P Preparing for Heavy Rain and High Winds

Operational Status: Monitor

OVERVIEW AND SYSTEM STATUS
·        Rain and high winds in Connecticut later today, Tuesday, November 26, are anticipated to be heaviest starting around midnight through noon Wednesday, November 27.  The weather will start as a wintry mix in the northwest corner of the state between 6 – 8 p.m. tonight.  The winds will pick up again late Wednesday and will last through Thursday evening.  Rainfall could reach 2 – 4 inches, with isolated higher amounts.  There is a potential for flooding.  Sustained wind speeds of 15 – 25 mph are expected, with gusts of 40 – 50 mph.  The weather will affect the entire state, with the highest winds near the seacoast and in the Eastern Division towns.
·        CL&P prepares for severe weather every day and is poised to respond to any potential impacts from this storm.
·        We are particularly sensitive to the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday and have crews and support personnel in place throughout the state, ready to respond to potential outages.

PLANNING

Line workers
  • 130 CL&P        crews (260 workers)
  • 9 System        Projects crews (18 workers)
  • 45        contractor crews (90 workers)
Tree
  • 160 crews (320 workers)

·        There are winter storm warnings in northern New England, so CL&P’s sister companies may be affected by stormy weather as well.
·        Storm safety messaging was sent out to CL&P management employees this morning, to be shared with all field employees and contractors.
·        For driving safety, avoid standing water in low-lying areas, prevent hydroplaning by slowing down on wet roads, and watch for wet leaves and debris on all roadways.

LOGISTICS
·        Storm rooms across CL&P’s service territory are ready for activation, as needed.
·        Equipment stocking and vehicle fueling are under way today.

OPERATIONS
·        MONITOR MODE: Conditions exists that present a potential risk, but pose no immediate threat, to CL&P operations or service to customers.
·        CL&P transmission and distribution systems are expected to be in normal configuration by close of business today.
·        CL&P’s Emergency Operations Center will be staffed starting at 5 a.m. on Wednesday, November 27.

PUBLIC INFORMATION
·        CL&P’s Emergency Coordination staff will be providing a Storm Briefing to communities today, including the Connecticut Department of Emergency Management and Homeland Security, towns, and regulators.
·        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

Lyme Town Hall Closed Thursday, November 28 and Friday, November 29 for the Thanksgiving Holiday

Wednesday, November 20th, 2013

Lyme Town Hall will be closed Thursday, November 28 and Friday, November 29 for the Thanksgiving holiday.

Park & Rec Basketball Program announced

Tuesday, November 19th, 2013

Click here to view the Lyme Park & Rec Basketball Program

Veterans Ceremony_Sunday, November 10, 2013 12:00 PM (noon) at Lyme Veterans Memorial

Thursday, November 7th, 2013

Click here for Veterans Ceremony flyer

Election Results_Municipal Election_November 5, 2013

Thursday, November 7th, 2013

Click here for election results:

 

Lyme Town Hall and Lyme Landfill Closed Monday, November 11 in Observance of Veterans Day

Tuesday, November 5th, 2013

Lyme Town Hall and Lyme Landfill will be closed Monday, November 11 in Observance of Veterans Day.

SPEED LIMIT ENFORCEMENT CAMPAIGN UNDERWAY IN LYME

Friday, November 1st, 2013

Due numerous complaints from many parts of town, the Board of Selectmen has launched a speed limit enforcement campaign which will be conducted on many local roads with the help of officers from Troop F of the Connecticut State Police. The program will continue for the next month with particular attention being focused on Brush Hill and Mt. Archer Roads as well as Cove Road, Ely’s Ferry Road and Route 156.

The selectmen respectfully ask that residents observe posted limits as a matter of courtesy and respect for fellow townspeople not only driving our roads but walking, running and biking on them as well.