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Greenwich Works To Restore Power, Clear Roads

GREENWICH, Conn. – Update: Sunday 9 p.m. The state of emergency Gov. Dannel Malloy declared Saturday is still in effect for Monday for Greenwich and other towns throughout Connecticut after a snowstorm caused widespread power outages and downed trees.

About 4,023 Connecticut Light & Power customers in Greenwich were without power as of Sunday night. During and after the storm, more than 790,000 customers were without power throughout the state, more than after Hurricane Irene hit in August.

CL&P was assessing the scope of damages, and there continues to be no current restoration schedule. The company deployed six line crews and two tree crews to address widespread damage in Greenwich. On Saturday night, the crews worked through the storm to help Greenwich clear roads and eliminate fires caused by downed lines. On Monday, they planned to restore power throughout town.

Greenwich deployed its tree crews throughout Saturday night and Sunday. One road remained impassible as of Sunday night - Cameron Drive at North Stanwich Road. The town said the road was to be cleared by the Monday morning commute.

The Bendheim Western Greenwich Civic Center at 449 Pemberwick Road will be open to residents from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday. Residents can charge their electronic communication devices and find water and snacks. The Greenwich Main Library will be open from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. with the Byram and Cos Cob branches open for regular hours.

All downed wires should be considered “live” and lethal. If you are using a vehicle or a generator to charge electronic devices, use them outside. Having your garage door open is not sufficiently safe. Carbon monoxide is odorless, tasteless and deadly.

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