Tropical Storm Isaias has done considerable damage to the Connecticut power grid and caused numerous road closures. Connecticut currently has about 600,000 residents without power.
Power Outage Impacts
- The Town of Lyme is presently 98% without power and the best guess is this situation could last three or more days for primary electric circuits and longer for secondary circuits.
- Town Hall is operational with internet service, but without phones.
- The Public Library is closed until power is restored.
- The Hamburg Fire Station and Town Garage are without phones and being powered by generator.
- Potable water is available outside the Hamburg Fire Station, along with a charging station for residents who may need to recharge their phones. Access inside the station and to the showers previously available in better times are not open due to the COVID restrictions.
- There are numerous trees and electrical wires down on many town roads.
- All tree removal possible has been accomplished by the Town Crew. What remains to be cleared must be addressed by Eversource crews and they are hard to find.
- Wires may still be energized, so please stay away from downed wires and do not drive over any wires on roads.
- Roads that are impassable or with unsafe sections include:
- Salem Road
- Beaver Brook Road
- Blood Street
- Honey Hill Road
- Sterling City Road
- Old Hamburg Road
- Tantumorantum Road
- Mt. Archer and Brush Hill intersection
- Mt. Archer and Honey Hill Lane intersection
- 156 (a state road) is passable but with many trees/wires closing one lane. Be cautious as they are not marked adequately.
- 148 (Ferry Road) is blocked close to Hadlyme Four Corners.
We suggest caution and patience as we wait for Eversource to reach the small towns.