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Hurricane Sandy Day 4: Where The Crews At?

A compilation of where tree and lines crews were seen on Thursday. This story will be updated.

It's the fourth day since Hurricane Sandy struck and news from CL&P this morning was that 60% of Monroe is still without power. The timetable for the entire state is for power to be restored by Monday or Tuesday.

The question everyone wants answered is where the crews working in Monroe are today. This is difficult information to get as Department of Public Works and CL&P crews work on the fly, tackling areas of a town where hundreds of trees have fallen and even more could come down.

Monroe Patch Facebook visitors were asked to share information of sightings of crews with their neighbors and Patch will add any info it gets throughout the day. Here's what people are saying so far:

Gary Zenobia: Saw them on East Village. And also Route 111 by Masuk

Terri McGrath Bhatt: Saw a CL&P truck and crew on Cross Hill near Rite Aid working on transformer.

Gloria Ganino: 2 Asplundh trucks on Wheeler near 111 and Millbrook Terrace.

Briget Burr Stronge: I just saw two Asplundh tree trucks/crews driving on 110 in Monroe near the fire station. I consider that a good sign!

Vickie Clarke Mass: They're on east village cutting up tree by cemetery.

Heather Keegan Kohler: They were on 25 & 1 on Judd this morning.

Patricia Tierney-Cascone: I saw tree crews on Elm st and old tannery near the green.

Kara Coniglio Swezey: Saw them on elm street by corner of church about an hour ago probably still there.

Monroe Patch: I saw trucks on Old Tannery Road and Old Newtown Road.

Bernadette Pfeiffer Sudora: Uverse back up for Craig Dr..Hunters Ridge...Wayne Rd neighborhood...getting there!

QWERTY November 01, 2012 at 06:39 PM
Typically, you can call CL&P an hour or two after the power goes out and they'll tell you generally what the problem is (ie circuit tripped, line down, etc.). I just called CL&P and the customer service representative said she doesn't know they the issue with with my neighborhood's circuit. She can tell the number of people on my circuit but that's it. Fantastic, 3 days since the storm and CL&P still doesn't know what's wrong with our circuit. What happened to 48 hours worth of "analyzing" their system? What exactly did they analyze!?
PAUL November 01, 2012 at 07:11 PM
why did newtown get 20 extra crews today? their selectmen is on top of it, even gives daily progress reports. where is vaverk? mia once again.
Eric November 01, 2012 at 07:24 PM
They analyzed what towns would get Malloy re-elected and focused on them.
m November 01, 2012 at 07:34 PM
Does anyone know if there is any activity on Barn Hill or near Whitney Farms?
Annie N November 01, 2012 at 07:47 PM
We saw lots of tree work being done on 111, north of the green up thru and past Masuk when we went out today. Great to see them out there and happy to have gotten our power back. Keep up the good work CL&P + Monroe leadership team!
Nanda November 01, 2012 at 08:18 PM
Taking deep breaths and trying not lose it. 4th day (after 2 bouts of 5 days each) with no light (pun intended) yet at the end of the tunnel
Muscari25 November 01, 2012 at 09:36 PM
Let us face it Vavrek is weak and other towns are getting better service. I am do disappointed in his lack of leadership.
Mike Patrick November 01, 2012 at 10:00 PM
Trees have been removed from lines on Moose Hill, Cross Hill and Purdy Hill (111 side). Tree crew was at Fire House at 530. Moose Hill (between 110 and Cross Hill) and Wheeler at 110 end are closed to through traffic.
LC November 01, 2012 at 11:05 PM
Did anyone see crews near red coat off Elm or anywhere down on lower Elm?
QWERTY November 02, 2012 at 12:07 AM
A tree leaning on power lines on lower Elm was removed but the power lines are still broken.
LC November 02, 2012 at 01:04 AM
Yikes. Thanks Qwerty. I wonder if that powerline is why we here don't have electricity yet? But more frustrated now to see that 2 streets over does have power!
Alex November 02, 2012 at 01:56 AM
I saw a line crew working in the Sal's / Subway parking lot around 7pm tonight. Could be trying to restore power to 25?
Stephanie G November 02, 2012 at 02:47 AM
Still no power on Elm (near Red Coat), but we did get our AT&T uverse service back today. Yes, we're still running off a generator, but at least we have phone, Internet (and TV). I'm trying to focus on the positive things, no matter how small.
Pivot November 02, 2012 at 03:08 AM
3 storms over the past year and Monroe is always near the bottom of the restoration queue. Vavrek doesn't advocate enough for us, neither do the CT senate delegation.
Jim November 02, 2012 at 03:32 AM
Have noticed a lot of lightscame back on on the 111 side of town today but not much activity on the 25/Stepney side north of Purdy Hill/Judd. Anyone know the status on the 25 side (e.g. major problems)?
Oldblooeyz November 02, 2012 at 04:36 AM
Exactly! Remember this on election day!

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