Despite public officials advising townspeople to stay off the roads due to some closings, the danger of hung up branches and trees that could come down, and tree and wire crews trying to work without interruption — many are either going out for their jobs, for emergencies or because sitting home without power is driving them crazy.
After going to Edith Wheeler Memorial Library today, instead of going home via Route 110, I decided to stop for lunch at Bill's Drive-In before turning right on 111 — a left looked impossible — and riding it to the 25 Connector.
I soon found that driving on Monroe Turnpike could be just as aggravating as waiting for the power to be restored. Traffic lights with no lights and temporary stop signs at intersections with way too many lanes for stop signs has slowed traffic to glacial speeds.
Along the way I noticed long lines at gas stations, with the one just over the Trumbull line coned off — I forget the name right now.
I wondered how the major intersection of routes 111 and 25 Connector would look ... but never got there.
Cars and trucks were so backed up with no movement at all. Some drivers in front of me grew impatient and decided to turn around and head back the other way. It didn't take me long to decide to join them.
Those who already drove down that way know what I'm talking about and for anyone who hadn't, it's just something to think about.