Date: January 31, 2013, 8:13:16 PM EST
Subject: Power Outage Jan. 31,2013
Greetings from the west end of Green Hill Rd. where once again (Irene, Sandy & today's wind storm) we are without electrical power for an extended period. The "culprit" is another downed tree in the SAME 1/4 mile stretch of Green Hill Rd. just west of Nortontown Rd. (which appears to be conservation trust land).
When,may I ask, are we the people going to realize that 8KV lines can't be run adjacent to trees that topple over easily?
I would urge you to have CL&P and others look at this stretch of road so that it does not happen again and again.
Green Hill Rd.,as you know, is a very busy thoroughfare and as such downed trees and power lines are a major safety issue.Additionally the 8KV line serves over 100 homes where in some cases inconsistency of power is a medical issue.
For you and your records I will forward pictures of damage in separate emails.
Thank you for your consideration of this important matter.