Lymes’ Senior Center’s March Newsletter

Thursday, February 27th, 2014

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LYMES’ SENIOR CENTER REOPENING TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 18

Friday, February 14th, 2014

The Lymes’ Senior Center will reopen Tuesday, February 18 for their normal hours.  Many thanks to everyone for their patience during the closure.

CL&P ISSUES STORM BRIEFING

Thursday, February 13th, 2014

CL&P Storm Briefing
Thursday, February 13,   2014 – 11:15   a.m.

CL&P Is Prepared for Today’s Snowstorm and Wind

OVERVIEW AND SYSTEM STATUS
·        CL&P continues to monitor a winter snowstorm that began this morning, Thursday, February 13.  It is expected to taper off by Friday morning, February 14.  We are preparing for 3-6 inches between now and 7 p.m. tonight, with rain changing to mixed precipitation by 2 p.m.  Precipitation will change back to snow by 2 a.m. Friday.  Winds of 12 – 22 mph are expected, with gusts of 35 – 45 mph.   Only trace ice accretion is anticipated.
·        CL&P prepares for severe weather every day.  The company is poised to respond to any potential impacts from this storm with a safe and timely power restoration effort. We are currently experiencing minimal outages.

OPERATIONAL STATUS – Monitor (Conditions exists that present a potential risk, but pose no immediate threat, to CL&P operations or service to customers).
·        At this time, CL&P is carefully monitoring the weather for potential customer impacts.  This storm is predicted to be a Level I Event, with an expectation of fewer than 150 – 200 “trouble spots” – areas that need to be repaired – primarily in the coastal and northeast portions of the state.
·         The CL&P transmission and distribution system is in good configuration for reliable operation.
·        The next Emergency Preparedness call is scheduled for Thursday, February 13, at 2 p.m.
·        CL&P’s Emergency Operation Center was activated at 6 a.m. Thursday morning.

PLANNING/LOGISTICS

AVAILABLE   PERSONNEL

Line workers
  •      176 CL&P crews (358 workers)
Tree
  •      182 vegetation management crews (364 workers)

·        Work centers across CL&P’s service territory are preparing for activation, as required.
·        Equipment inventories and vehicle fueling took place in preparation for the storm. Line vehicles were pre-staged in certain areas for fast response to potential power outages.
·        Snow removal is underway at CL&P work centers and substations.

PUBLIC INFORMATION
·        CL&P’s staff will provide this Storm Briefing to communities today, including the Connecticut Department of Emergency Management and Homeland Security, legislators, and regulators.
·        Media Relations issued a press release about storm preparedness yesterday, and social media outreach continues today.
·        CL&P Customer Care team conducted an outbound calling campaign to approximately 18,500 medical customers yesterday.
·        Yankee Gas reminds customers to keep natural gas meters and all gas appliance outdoor vents clear of snow and ice buildup.
Natural Gas Meters:
o        Gently brush away any snow or ice that has accumulated around the meter, regulator vent and any other outdoor piping
o        Clear the snow or ice using a broom or by hand – not with a shovel
o        When plowing, snow blowing or shoveling, do not push or pile snow around your meter
o        Clear a path to your meter so Yankee Gas employees and emergency responders can access it in an emergency
      Gas Appliance Outdoor Vents:
o        A clogged vent may cause your appliance to shut down or malfunction and create a hazardous situation, such as a build-up of carbon monoxide
·        For the most up-to-date information, follow us on Twitter @CTLightandPower or visit facebook.com/ctlightandpower and www.cl-p.com.

LYME TOWN HALL CLOSED WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 12 AND MONDAY, FEBRUARY 17

Monday, February 10th, 2014

Lyme Town Hall will be closed Wednesday, February 12 in observance of Lincoln’s Birthday, and Monday, February 17 in observance of Washington’s Birthday.

LYME TOWN HALL STATUS

Wednesday, February 5th, 2014

The Lyme Town Hall is open today and the Town Crew has been on the job since the early morning hours to try to stay ahead of the storm. The Board of Selectmen requests that residents stay home if at all possible for safety sake, but the Town Clerk, Assessor and First Selectman are in the office should anyone need to call in or email us for information or conduct town related business.

If you have to venture out, please drive cautiously. Routes 82 AND 156 are still covered with a slushy mix.