'Mission Not Done' For Greenwich Emergency Crews

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Debris was strewn all over Binney Lane on Tuesday morning after Hurricane Sandy Photo Credit: Eric Gendron
This tree that had fallen on Sound Shore Ave. in Old Greenwich blocked all traffic through the area. Photo Credit: Eric Gendron

GREENWICH, Conn. – The town of Greenwich is still under a state of emergency and people going out to survey the damage in affected areas should think twice before leaving their homes, according to Lt. Kraig Gray.

All residents are advised to stay indoors for at least another day, a statement released by the Office of the Greenwich First Selectman said.

"It's going to take time for us to finish our assessment of what needs to get done," Gray said. "It's not that people have been uncooperative, I just don't think people understand the impact they have when they go out and take a quick peek. Our mission is not done. Let the emergency responders do the work."

As of 4 p.m., 23,573 customers of Connecticut Light and Power in Greenwich were still without electricity. That is 84 percent of the town's customers.

Dozens of roads were blocked by fallen trees and downed power lines. The town provided this map showing which roads are currently blocked in Greenwich.

All town parks, including Byram Park and Greenwich Point, will remain closed until further notice.

The Greenwich Public Library will remained closed but will open Wednesday. The main branch will open from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., while the Cos Cob and Byram Branches will operate from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Extra power cords will be made available to charge, laptops, cell phones and other personal communication devices.

Watch the video for more info from Lt. Gray.

Check back with The Daily Voice for regular updates.

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