Connecticut Light & Power and Greenwich DPW road crews today are trying to reopen the town’s main north-south and east-west routes that are blocked by downed trees and wires.
So far about 5o of the approximately 120 blocked roads have been reopened.
Main north-south streets, such as Round Hill and Riversville roads Lake Avenue and King Street, are still blocked.
There are also a few CL&P crews are working to restore power in town.
If everything goes well, will take several days for all the power is fully restored.
Hurricane Irene did not caused as much damage as the March 2010 nor’easter.
However, town officials say Irene was worse than the nor’easter, because with coastal and overland flooding caused so much damage.
The damage in Greenwich is much less than in other parts of the state.
Currently, 11,800 CL&P customers are in the dark in Greenwich.
Over and over, CL&P has pointed out that Greenwich is better off than the 33 small municipalities in the state of Connecticut that are totally without power.
CL&P has brought in crews from other states to help in the recovery effort, and they are staying at the Hyatt Regency in Old Greenwich.
There are about about 75 workers – based at the Hyatt, but they are also working in other cities and towns, such as New Milford and Newtown.
There are about 20 crews on the streets of Greenwich during the day. The majority of these crews are paired with Greenwich DPW crews that are clearing roads in town. These crews are working in 16 Hour shifts.
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