HURICANE IRENE STATUS
Conditions as of Thursday Septmber 1, 2011 8am
For information: Call Lyme Town Hall 9:00 – 12:00 noon. 860.434.7733
Stop at the information table at the Hamburg Fire Station 8:00 am – 8:00 pm
Town hall and Library to resume normal hours when power is reinstated.
POWER IS BEING RESTORED INTERMITTENTLY. ASSUME ALL DOWNED WIRES ARE ENERGIZED AND STAY CLEAR!
We have been told that the majority of the town will be restored by Wednesday September 7th. Customers who have trees on the line to their house or have had the electrical service disconnected from their house may experience longer delays.
All blocked roads have now been cleared. We are shifting from the safety phase where the focus was making the area safe by cutting and clearing. The next phase which is restoration of power is already underway. A section of Rte 156 has been energized, as well as some sections of side streets in the area. Today we hope to complete restoration of power along the entire length of Rte 156. Decisions as to what sections of town to restore in what order will be made as the process unfolds. As the process evolves, we hope the restoration effort picks up speed, bringing more people online in shorter periods of time.
Regular landfill hours will resume Thursday. The normal length and diameter restrictions will apply (length eight feet, diameter 6 inches.
Limes’ Senior Cenetr on town Woods Road open 7:00 am to 9:00 pm for water (bring own containers), toilets, and meals. No shower facilities.
Limes’ Hamburg Fire Station is open 8:00 am to 8:00 pm for water (bring own containers), showers (bring own towels/toiletries), and toilets. Residents may recharge cell phones and laptops as well. We have received bottled water and MRE’s (meals day to eat). These will be distributed from the Hamburg station. The Hadlyme stations no longer available as a comfort station.
Local businesses that are open:
Jane’s has power
Hadlyme Country Store has power
Ash lawn Farm has power
Coffee’s Market deli 6:30 am – 7:00 pm (received gas delivery Tuesday)
All Pro Gas Station 6:30 am – 8:00 pm
Illianos Restaurant 10:30 am – 10:00 pm
Lays ills 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 has 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, please call 860/304-3537.
Downed lines: call 911
Outages: 1-800-286-2000 (restoration estimates will eventually be available by calling this number)
IMPORTANT: Now that repairs are underway, if you are not restored when others around you are, call 1-800-286-2000 to report your outage.