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Eversource Power Outage Update: as of 1:00 pm, 10/31

Eversource Update

Post Date:10/31/2017 1:02 PM

Eversource has just provided the update below regarding the power outages in Town.  They are currently projecting power to be restored to Glastonbury by 12:00pm this Thursday, 11/2.  We have made several requests to prioritize certain areas of town that present safety hazards, including Bell Street, and are working with Eversource to provide relief and tree/wire removal to this and similar areas as soon as possible.  The following update was sent to Glastonbury Town Hall as of approximately 12:45 pm today, 10/31.

“We estimate that the majority of Eversource customers in western & central Connecticut will be restored by Wednesday, November 1, 2017, at 6:00 p.m.  Areas in eastern Connecticut and along the coast, where restoration includes rebuilding portions of the electric system, will be restored by Thursday, November 2, 2017, at noon. We are providing this information so that our customers can make plans for their families, homes, and businesses.  Eversource Community Relations is working closely with community officials to identify and address local priorities, including power restoration to schools.  Widespread damage, such as hundreds of broken poles, fallen trees tangled with electric wires, damaged transformers, and thousands of feet of downed wires and service lines are making this a complex restoration.  Our priorities today include continued response to Emergency 9-1-1 calls, clearing electric equipment from blocked roads, and completing damage assessment."

To view the complete briefing provided by Eversource, please click here.

Please keep a safe distance from any downed power lines and be sure to NEVER touch them.  You can report fallen trees using the Town's citizen request system, and all fallen wires should be reported directly to Eversource at 800-286-2000 or 9-1-1.  The Town will continue to publish updates to the town website and Facebook page as they become available and we apologize for the inconvenience.

Power restoration projections for affected areas from Global ETR mentioned in briefing:

Eversource power restoration image - oct 31 2017

 

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