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UPDATE: Storms Sap Power to 173 Monroe CL&P Customers

Thunderstorms are hitting the region hard.

Updated 9:26 a.m., Friday.

CL&P's Outage Map says four Monroe customers are still out.

 

Updated at 10:34 p.m.

Readers on Monroe Patch's Facebook page are saying that Cardinal Lane, which is near the Shelton town line and served by U.I., doesn't have power. Parts of Whitewood, Gray Street and Southern Wheeler are also out.

Residents living on Rowledge Pond, Lisa Drive and Hammertown Road — from Garder to Fan Hill roads — have been out since 7:30 p.m. Neighbors did not notice wires or trees down in the area. A police dispatcher recently called CL&P to tell the power company about that neighborhood.

Also received a text from someone on Woody Crest Road saying her street is out too.

 

Updated at 9:08 p.m.

Police had also responded to wires down at the Shell Station at 133 Main Street.

Police Capt. Michael Flick said, "CL&P had a very fast response, all listed sites were fixed with the exception of Judd Road — and CL&P is on the scene."

In another report, a Monroe Public Works Department crew is clearing a tree that fell across the road on Todd Drive, but no wires were involved.

 

Original Report:

Heavy winds and rains came, thunder boomed and bolts of lightning lit up the night sky at around 7 o'clock Thursday tonight. A Planning & Zoning Commission meeting was going on at Monroe Town Hall when the lights blinked off and on as the generator kicked on. Soon the Connecticut Light & Power Outage Map showed 173 of its 7,904 Monroe customers had lost power.

At 8 p.m., Police Capt. Michael Flick sent First Selectman Steve Vavrek and email with news from police dispatch. Reports included:

  • A tree on wires and wires down on Route 59, near Route 25
  • Wires down at 968 Monroe Turnpike
  • Wires down at Hurd Avenue and Route 110
  • Wires down Judd Road, near Route 25
Bill Bittar (Editor) July 27, 2012 at 02:36 AM
Just updated this article with information on specific streets that are still out.
Malcolm Bell July 28, 2012 at 01:23 AM
It was "only" 174 out in Monroe. CLP's site said the usual "most restored in 3 hours." I'm sure my boss and customers would not be happy if my work took 3x the first estimate. If they can't get decent estimates and updates on small outages, just wait for the next Snowtober!
QWERTY July 28, 2012 at 03:10 AM
Monroe had 174 residents without power from 7 PM until, at the earliest, 2 AM. 7+ hours without power. Quality job CL&P!

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