Town of Lyme – Conditions as of Saturday, November 3, 2012 8:00 AM

For Information:  For up to date information, please come to the information table located at the Hamburg Fire Station at 213 Hamburg Road.  The Town of Lyme website,, is now being updated daily.


Power Status:  Restoration has been more aggressive than anticipated with many crews assigned to Lyme on Friday.  We do not have an accurate indication of how many roads have been fully restored, but progress has been substantial.  It is anticipated that the effort will continue Saturday.  Please be sure to report any downed lines by calling 911 and any outages by calling CL&P at 1-800-286-2000 if you are able to do so.  Please assume all downed wires are energized and stay clear!


Lyme-Old Lyme Public Schools:  School will be in session Monday, November 5 AND Tuesday, November 6.  Tuesday was originally scheduled as a professional development day.  School will now be in session that day.  Power has been restored at the high school.  Residents are advised that shower facilities are available at the high school Saturday and Sunday (November 3 and 4) from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM.


Lyme Landfill:  The Lyme Landfill will be open on Saturday, November 3 for the regular operating hours 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM with the exception of 12:00 noon to 1:00 PM.  As a reminder, the normal length and diameter restrictions for trees and brush will apply (length eight feet, diameter six inches).


Lymes’ Senior Center on Town Woods Road is available daily from 7:00 AM to 9:00 PM as a respite center.  Water (bring your own containers), bottled water, MREs (Meals Ready to Eat), toilets, recharging electronic devices, and meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) are available.  No shower facilities.  This location serves as a stop for the 9 Town Transit.


Hadlyme and Hamburg Fire Stations are open today 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM for water (bring own containers), showers (bring own towels/toiletries), bottled water, MREs, and toilets.  Residents may recharge electronic devices as well.  No meals.  Hours for Sunday are to be determined and will be posted in our next update.  Hours will be contingent on the status of power restoration in town at that point in time.


Ice:  Ice is available in the parking area between the Lyme-Old Lyme Middle School and Center School. 


Trash Pickup:  For an emergency pickup, please contact Jansky’s Rubbish Removal at 860.304.3537.


Business Update:  Jane’s store (Hamburg), Hadlyme Country Store, Laysville Hardware and Coffee’s Market Deli (Old Lyme) are all open. Businesses on Halls Road, including Big Y, have had power restored.  Many businesses in Old Saybrook are open.  All-Pro is open and now has gas.  Boston Post Road in Old Lyme has power.


Health and Wellness Day:  The Health and Wellness Day scheduled for Saturday, November 3 has been cancelled.


Collection for Lyme Residents:  Anyone interested in donating shelf staple food (no glass), clean blankets, flashlights, or batteries are encouraged to bring them to the Hamburg Fire Station which is serving as a collection site.  These items will be provided to those residents on the special needs list in Lyme who find their supplies running low.


Hadlyme Harvest Dinner:  The dinner scheduled for today has been postponed to Saturday, November