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If You Lose Power Be Sure To Call CL&P! Everyone Should Report Their Outage Even If You Know A Neighbor Has Called

A section of Barberry Farms was among first to go, losing power at 5:30 p.m. Power outages in downtown reported out around 7 p.m. Neighborhoods off Neck Road flickering on and off. How is it going in your neighborhood?

 

As of 9:30 p.m. 

Around 9:15 p.m., Madison 911 reported wires down in the vicinity of Boston Post Road and Stony Lane. 

CL&P is reporting 340 customers without power in Madison. In Clinton, there are 670 without power, in Guilford 34, in Branford 704. Stonington is among the towns hardest hit in the state at this point, with 5,753 without power, or about 71 percent of the town. There are about 25,300 CL&P customers without power statewide. 

As of 8 p.m. 

CL&P reporting 299 out in Madison, and 17,000 statewide. 

Cheryl Terrio, reporting in on Facebook, says "Lightening here near Mungertown!" And, Paul Pietrzak reported both lightning and thunder on Crow Hill around 7 p.m. 

Madison 911 is reporting an automatic fire alarm at Madison Beach Hotel, and wires down on Scotland road near Forest Hills.

 

As of 7:00 p.m. 

Power downtown is out, Christine is reporting on Facebook. 

CL&P reporting 136 without power in Madison, and 9,300 in the state. 

As of 6:30 p.m. 

We have a report of a tree down, possibly taking wires with it, down on Route 1 near Signal Hill. Police and volunteer firefighters responding. 

As of 6 p.m.

Alison in Barberry Farms reports on Facebook that her neighborhood lost power as of 5:30 p.m. 

Kelly is reporting that there is  no power off of Laurel Crest as of just before 6 p.m. Cathy is reporting that the Knob Hill subdivision is without power as well. 

As of 6 p.m., CL&P is reporting 68 customers without power in Madison, 34 in Guilford, and 692 in Branford. In total, there are about 2,600 without power among all CL&P customers in the state, less than 1 percent of about 1.24 million customers. 

Laura, who lives off of Neck Road, where the lights are flickering on and off is just trying to finish cooking her Saffron Fregola with Seafood before the power goes off.

"I just want my fish to cook before it goes," she said. 

Remember what First Selectman Fillmore McPherson said yesterday in his message to the town: 

If you lose power, call CL&P at 1-800-286-2000. Don’t skip this just because your neighbor called. CL&P needs to know about every house. That’s 1-800-286-2000.

How is it going in your neighborhood? Let us know.  

Cathy Marsh February 08, 2013 at 11:18 PM
Knob Hill Subdivision is the lucky 60 without power!!! Lol- worried they did not splice the line well after it broke in the last storm!!!
Pem McNerney (Editor) February 08, 2013 at 11:23 PM
Thanks for letting us know, Cathy. When you get your restoration estimate, let us know what it is and whether it proves to be accurate. I'm curious as to whether CL&P is issuing timely restoration estimates and if they are able to meet them.
Sweet Brown February 08, 2013 at 11:38 PM
I was headind down to get a cold pop when the power went out! Ain't nobody got time for that
Paul DiVincenzo February 08, 2013 at 11:56 PM
Intermittent Power outages on Warpas Rd in the area of the Church of Latter Day Saints.
Michael February 09, 2013 at 12:18 AM
OK completely off topic here but you started it. "Laura off Neck Road" Saffron Fregola with Seafood? Are you using fregola (where did you get it?) or Israeli couscous? Great dish. Perfect for a blizzard with friends. Now back on track. Thanks for the updates Pem. Keep them coming.
Pem McNerney (Editor) February 09, 2013 at 12:28 AM
What is fregola!? It sounds good, whatever it is ...
Cathy Marsh February 09, 2013 at 12:50 AM
Our neighbor is jealous of our 20kw generator!
Cathy Marsh February 09, 2013 at 12:53 AM
Pem, I don't think that one photo is appropriate
Pem McNerney (Editor) February 09, 2013 at 01:02 AM
Nope. Not at all. Pathetic. But not appropriate.
Pem McNerney (Editor) February 09, 2013 at 01:02 AM
Me too! So far I still have power, but a generator is looking better with every passing storm ...
agaliano February 09, 2013 at 02:21 PM
We heard from family that power is out along railroad avenue
Mike Atkins February 09, 2013 at 04:29 PM
the problem with CL$P is that they will deny the call. The line workers will put in their 5 hour day and then say theu can't fix the wires becasue the roads not cleared, or the wind is blowing too hard, or they need more coffee.
Matt February 10, 2013 at 12:10 AM
So what exactly do you suggest they do? Levitate over the 5ft of snow in the road, and just hang on for dear life in their bucket while the wind is blowing 50mph??

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