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High Meadows Just Got Its Power Back

Crews have been working on three trouble spots around Webb Circle and East Village Road, which can restore electricity to approximately 1,100 residents once repaired.

First Selectman Steve Vavrek showed a reporter a map on the wall of his office at Monroe Town Hall to illustrate where power company crews have been working today. Tropical Storm Irene had knocked out power to 93 percent of Connecticut Light & Power's Monroe customers at one point, but that percentage has since been lowered to about 40, according to the first selectman.

"They are right here, in the middle of Webb Circle," Vavrek said, as his finger traced the line of the road on the map."

Vavrek said a tree that had fallen on wires on East Village Road and a blown transformer on Barn Hill Extension have been problem areas.

"A tree just fell on a line on Belle Vale Street," he said of another setback. "That affects the corridor by the Easton and Trumbull town lines."

Earlier today, a resident e-mailed Monroe Patch to say his wife had been told that once three trouble spots around Webb Circle and East Village Road were fixed it could restore power to 1,100 homes.

Vavrek, who had spoken with the woman, confirmed the information and attributed it to a Highway supervisor.

While at his desk, the first selectman answered a few phone calls that came in late Thursday afternoon, when one made his face light up. Someone told him that High Meadows just got its power back.

QWERTY September 01, 2011 at 09:22 PM
Are we expecting to see 1,100 residents fall off the outage map or do these 1,100 residents still need to have their local areas worked on? And what is High Meadows? A street? This place is unknown to me.
Anne September 01, 2011 at 09:24 PM
my house has only partial power- no power to the well pump, and a few other lights.
Anne September 02, 2011 at 01:26 AM
Dawn, yes my neighbor next to me has the same problem, well pump is not working, not enough amps coming into the house to power up everything but I am happy to have my lights ,fridge, computer and phones. CL&P has been notified and I just made a follow-up call to make sure they have it on record.
Julia September 02, 2011 at 12:19 PM
I live on Lyndon Street, there is power all around me (literally) and we don't have it, my 84 year old mother lives with me and has trouble walking. Not sure why a house that sits practically in my back yard has power and the street behind me has power and we don't. A couple of days ok, but a week and a half????
Nancy Zorena September 02, 2011 at 12:46 PM
High Meadows is a 55 year old and older community north of Masuk High School and before the Stevenson Fire House. So glad more and more people are getting their power back including me.
JoAnn Toth September 05, 2011 at 04:24 AM
FYI - High Meadows is a 55+ Community located off of Rt 111. Beautiful place to live! Was not pleased with the response of power restored being that it is basically elderly residence who were using candles candles and roaming in the dark. Also, some were on oxygen and needed portable units.
JoAnn Toth September 05, 2011 at 04:28 AM
Here's a thought..... Perhaps if the trees were cut back from the electrical wires there would be less of a problem. Next time you go through our town check out the trees limbs wrapped around the wires and see if you don't aggree!
Rt25 September 05, 2011 at 11:56 AM
JoAnn- you are so right! There should be a town maintenance program in place on a regular basis to prune tree limbs wrapped around the wires.
Nancy Zorena September 05, 2011 at 12:24 PM
Who is responsible for the trimming of the trees on the state roads? I think the state highway department.

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