CL&P: Those Without Power in Monroe Down to 33%

Major progress was made in the restoration effort Friday, following the devastation from Hurricane Sandy.

Tree and power company trucks were seen driving all over town Friday as the restoration effort was in full swing. Early this evening, Debra Castelluccio, Monroe's CL&P liaison, reported that 33% of town was still without power — down from 67% earlier in the day.

Police Capt. Michael Flick said CL&P and AT&T, which had already gotten the lights on at the major intersection of routes 25 and 59, were working on circuits at the intersection of Route 111 and Purdy Hill Road.

He also said crews were working on an area with downed trees and wires on Wheeler Road, between Winthrop and the Shelton town line, and Pamela Drive to get it up and running.

Marian Heights is still on generator, because a tree is on a wire in the woods in back of the property, according to Flick.

Election Day is just around the corner, and polling places are still a concern. Democratic Registrar of Voters Sue Koneff said Stepney Elementary School is the only school that still does not have power.

Educators will make a decision this weekend on whether or not to reopen school on Monday.

Police and Emergency Management will send out daily Code Red Notifications until Monroe is fully restored.

Shaun's November 02, 2012 at 11:33 PM
Anyone know about Ridgedale rd.,?
Shaun's November 02, 2012 at 11:34 PM
Seams like pepper has power,!
Shaun's November 02, 2012 at 11:34 PM
jim laguardia November 02, 2012 at 11:35 PM
It looks like the squeaky wheel finally got some grease
Stephanie G November 02, 2012 at 11:39 PM
We're obviously not squeaking loud enough over here on Elm Street. Still dark.
beth lucca November 02, 2012 at 11:41 PM
You guys are awesome! Keep up the good work!
jim laguardia November 03, 2012 at 12:00 AM
I should have said the finally squeaking wheel got some grease, it took some complaining and "finger pointing" to get things rolling in the right direction
Shaun's November 03, 2012 at 12:08 AM
Ridgedale is completely blacked put
Shaun's November 03, 2012 at 12:09 AM
Louisa Todeasa November 03, 2012 at 01:04 AM
Yes, I'd like to know what is the problem with the upper part of Elm St., when the lower half has power restored? This was the case after the two outages in August and October of 2011, also!
LC November 03, 2012 at 01:09 AM
It is extremely disappointing to see my neighbors with power off Elm Street while we continue to struggle through cold nights. While we are happy for them, we wonder how does it make sense that one street over is on another grid? Flint Ridge, Red Coat, Scenic Hill and Meadow's End- still in the dark and shivering tonight...
Oldblooeyz November 03, 2012 at 01:14 AM
So it took a day to resolve once we got resources
Oldblooeyz November 03, 2012 at 01:15 AM
Lets not forget about the third who are still suffering through cold nights in the dark
Alex November 03, 2012 at 01:43 AM
17% out now. That was a drastic improvement over just 1 way, good job CL&P!
Patricia J Conway November 03, 2012 at 01:45 AM
I was so overjoyed to see the green lights replace the red lights on the electrical boxes as I went up Hattertown this evening but as I drove by the devastated home down by the pasture my heart was truly saddened for those who lost so much more than a few days comfort. Thanks to all who served during this trying time - especially first responders and utility workers. Driving on the highway today saw crews from Ohio and Georgia and was very grateful to all those who came to our aid.
Tman November 03, 2012 at 10:02 AM
every storm every power outage Walnut Street area and sunrise circle area is always last
JF November 03, 2012 at 10:08 AM
Those of us just off Main St, behind Bart Center, Vincent dr, Verba, Bart, Melon Patch, April dr, Maycourt, Harmony Lane and the streets off the top of Bart Rd including a group home are STILL WITHOUT POWER. I'm happy for those who have it and we are VERY LUCKY we didn't flood like NJ and NY but this is JUST like last years storms! Only difference is CL&P WON'T give estimates as to exactly when power would be restored. I thank those guys who traveled from great distances to help us. At least this time they came BEFORE the storm but I wonder if this supposed Nor'easter that's coming Wednesday will impact us AGAIN?! Then what?? I just feel that CL&P needs to reimburse for power lost after a certain "reasonable" time frame of being without power. I still feel serious issues need to be made over at CL&P's headquarters and those who are raking in the "big dough" should turn around and give those bonuses and pay increases to help aid us in the recovery efforts. One last thing, PLEASE PLEASE let's get our elected officials to put a cap on the gas and oil prices that are rising due to this horrific storm!!!
Christina November 03, 2012 at 01:11 PM
Who did you guys squeak at to get some power? The crews came and lit up my whole neighborhood except for a few houses and then just left. Now they are saying we will be back on on Tuesday. Unacceptable! If you are here, stay and finish the job!
Clare Biagioni November 03, 2012 at 01:22 PM
Hey Christina, CL&P told me the same thing midnight Tuesday. I agree it is unacceptable. I'm on a grid of 11 houses with no power, they lit up the rest of the neighborhood Wednesday! You are absolutely correct, if you are in the area why leave without getting everyone on again? They haven't even sent the tree crews to trim the branches off the wires! 2 trucks did come up, stop, look, and leave. Very frustrating, we will be out longer than the 2 outages last year.
LC November 03, 2012 at 01:38 PM
@ Clare & @Christina- what part of town are you talking about? Near Elm?
Christina November 03, 2012 at 01:55 PM
I'm in the Webb Mountain area.
LC November 03, 2012 at 01:59 PM
After I called CL&P yesterday, I call the first selectman's office immediately to see if they had more info about what's going on with the 17% of us still in the dark. And to tell them what CL&P had told me about the Tuesday estimate. He didn't have any additional info but I did bring him up to speed with my street and streets surrounding us. At this point, I just wanted to make him aware that as each day goes by it is getting harder and harder for those without heat, water, etc...
Kathy Horvath November 03, 2012 at 04:30 PM
Power truck just came by on Hiram hill. Wire is repaired on Judd, and they're doing a sweep of the grid. If everything is ok they''ll be turning the power back on this afternoon.
the watcher November 03, 2012 at 05:03 PM
How much sense does it make to restore 90% of a street then take the resorces and move them to some where else and then bring them back days later to take care of a dozen homes? Imagine having been placed at the bottom of this list after seeing your neighbors restore. We pay some of the highest rates in the entire country but have far from the best service.
Kathy Horvath November 03, 2012 at 05:09 PM
Hiram hill and Judd is back!
Nicole Lupo November 03, 2012 at 07:20 PM
@LC Clare is from the Stevenson section of town on Sunrise Terrace. NO power but at least a tree crew finally came to clear the road so they could get out!
Oldblooeyz November 03, 2012 at 07:50 PM
Does anyone know how Charter is doing?
Tman November 03, 2012 at 10:34 PM
Everything Came Back this afternoon, Thanks CL&P
John F. November 03, 2012 at 10:40 PM
Power came back last night, and cable was still out this morning for me. I called them and was told crews are working with CL&P after they leave an area. Charter service was working a few hours later.
Susan Trabka November 04, 2012 at 08:14 PM
Does anyone know if they restored power to the Walnut Street area.


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