Skip to comments.Tens of thousands without power in Greenwich
Posted on 08/06/2012 12:44:29 PM PDT by matt04
Gov. Dannel P. Malloy has pledged the state's full support to Greenwich, which is in a state of emergency Monday after a tree weakened by Sunday night's storm took out a pair of transmission lines in Riverside, knocking out power to virtually every home and business in town.
At about 1:30 p.m. Monday, there were nearly 26,400 outages in Greenwich -- about 88 percent of the town's Connecticut Light & Power customers. Earlier in the day, 99 percent of the town was powerless, prompting First Selectman Peter Tesei to declare a state of emergency.
Power is out in every area of town and is not expected to be fully restored until about 8 p.m. tonight, according to CL&P spokesman Frank Poirot.
The town's Emergency Operations Center is up and running on backup generator power at Town Hall, where a regional emergency management coordinator has joined town officials. Tesei has been in contact with Malloy, who said all state agencies are available to assist the town, according to a town-issued release.
Sunday night's storm, which the town is saying produced a microburst of extreme wind, brought down trees, branches, wires and utility poles, damaged homes, primarily in coastal areas like Old Greenwich, closed dozens of roads and halted trains.
An 85-foot tree came down on a transmission line on Summit Road in Riverside at about 4 a.m. Monday morning, Poirot said. Power was still on in most of the town in the wake of severe thunderstorms Sunday night, but at about 10 a.m., part of the tree fell onto a second transmission line, knocking out power to virtually the entire town, Poirot said.
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I wonder what they are going to do in the mean time?
quick! put up a windfarm!
I doubt Malloy would pledge all available state resources to a town that lost power at 10am with full restoration by 8pm if it was outside the Hartford or Greenwich area. If it was a more rural/conservative town, I’m sure he would be “monitoring” the situation.
hopefully, not sure,this outage will f’up the magic negros visit to the Stamford area today,not sure dont know the area but I do know Malloy is so far up the POSPOTUS’s ass he will run a loop from where ever he needs to to make it a success
Thank You Obama and The EPA. Close some more coal power plants. Shut down some more coal mining. Fine them so they can’t be in business no more!
OK. Nobody else got it, but it was funny nonetheless.
That's funny, and did not go undetected here! Maybe they'll read by candlelight. Probably copies of the local newspaper, which (no kidding) is called the Greenwich Time.
Sometimes she’s a real b!tch...
That should have been _itch.
It would have been funny on two levels.
Is that worse than 4 p.m. Monday morning? Or 4 a.m. Monday afternoon?
I hope the people in Greenwich get their power back, but journalism has truly gone downhill of late.