Where in the World Are the Utility Crews...

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This crew from South Georgia was among three spotted restoring power in the area of Platts Hill and Brushy Hill roads at about 6 p.m., Nov. 3, 2011. Where else have you spotted them? Let your neighbor know by telling us here and uploading a photo if possible.

Happyat50 November 04, 2011 at 10:11 AM
The tree crew was out on Elm Street early this week clearing the huge tree by Dickenson Park which was blocking the road. I cannot believe that they drove by, and power crews drive by still, the huge limb on Elm Street that has taken out power. That limb is hanging over the road, on the wire, by a thread. The limb could give way at any time. So much for our safety, not to mention power restoration.
Jessica November 04, 2011 at 11:46 AM
It's very frustrating to look out my back window to see that Dickenson Park is fully Illuminated and has been since we lost power. Saw a convoy of about 12 trucks headed toward Monroe last night when I was getting out of work at about 8pm. Sigh.
Katie November 04, 2011 at 11:58 AM
Jessica, I hear ya! Roads surrounding ours have power but we still don't. Send the crews to Washbrook please!
Erin November 04, 2011 at 12:47 PM
A full size tree (40 year old) has fallen dangerously on road and leaning gingerly on neighbors fence blocking more than half the bend at bridge on Bennetts Bridge since Saturday careful neighbors!
Tom Hislop November 04, 2011 at 12:55 PM
No sign of any activity in Taunton area. I see a lot of trucks everyday ... on I84 leaving Newtown
Cindy November 04, 2011 at 12:59 PM
Why is south east Newtown always last in power restoration?
TJH November 04, 2011 at 01:21 PM
Kay Lane and Meadowbrook lit up like Christmas trees. Washbrook Road forgotten again. Just like after Irene.
lfg November 04, 2011 at 01:48 PM
50% of town is still without power at this point; not sure if south east Newtown accounts for all those customers but from the comments above it sounds like many parts of town are still powerless. *Jeremiah Road - Day 6 - cold and dark*
DOR November 04, 2011 at 02:02 PM
Butterfield rd off Currituck still without. And, I agree, we have to unite, take a stand to make a difference! From what I've seen/heard, Mr Butler is full if it. He knows crews from the last storm didn't get paid. Also, I grew up in Redding in the 70's and 80's. I cannot remember through blizzards, ice storms etc, being without power for tops, 3 days. But, they did regularly trim the trees back then. I really would like to know the stats on that to whether they aren't doing it because of money, or because some people/towns/communities have said they don't want it done.
Ted Kohler November 04, 2011 at 02:09 PM
We moved to Newtown exactly three months ago today. We have been without power for 12 of the 90 days we've lived here - 13%. Trees are lying on top of lines in two different spots across New Lebbon Road. We saw a tree clearing crew from Missouri there midday on Wednesday. They said they were waiting for the utility crew to cut the power so they could clear the area. Two days later and it still looks the same - I guess the line crew got lost. At one spot on New Lebbon people are driving on the shoulder of the road with a tree and set of lines no more than three feet above the roof of a car.
John Barry November 04, 2011 at 02:16 PM
I live on Washbrook Road. Last night, around 6:30 PM, I passed 3 tree crews and 1 CL-P truck ON OUR ROAD. It is not a long road, is primarily one lane, and half dirt. I figured the only reason they would have to be there at all is to actually work on it. When I returned home later that evening, they were gone and not a single tree branch had been moved. What the heck were they even doing?
dkm November 04, 2011 at 02:25 PM
Why are the links from the September storm active? It's very confusing to begin reading something a supposedly current article to realize it is two months old.
Hoa Nguyen November 04, 2011 at 02:43 PM
sorry about that dkm. will try to keep that in mind. i've fixed it ion this page but some of the things on this page self-populate. just be aware of the date at the top of the page when you click on a link.
TJH November 04, 2011 at 02:51 PM
They were using Washbrook as a cut-through on their way to restoring power to Pine Tree Hill and Meadowbrook.
TJH November 04, 2011 at 02:53 PM
I spotted a bunch of crews at the Blue Colony. Apparently there was an electrical problem that involved french fries with cheese and gravy.
Heather November 04, 2011 at 03:23 PM
PineTree, Kay, and Meadowbrook are up? Man. Come back to Blue Spruce!!!!!
Steve November 04, 2011 at 03:25 PM
Could someone please let me know when power comes back on Bear Hills Rd? I'm staying down in Stamford with Family, and there is no way of knowing which roads are on or still in the dark.
Heather November 04, 2011 at 03:26 PM
and why is Monroe already down to 20 percent outage when they were 100 percent out? And Ridgefield too?
Leah Janis November 04, 2011 at 03:43 PM
People need to be clicking away with their cameras...16 hour shifts..are NOT 16 hour shifts...Other parts of the state had residents taking pictures of these guys milling around waiting "supposedly" on orders...send them to your public officers, newspapers, tv stations. They have a better forum but will need your help.
Leah Janis November 04, 2011 at 03:45 PM
doesnt the town have to clear that before crews will work on the area?
Jason Kyle November 04, 2011 at 03:46 PM
It's not really fair to criticize them for eating. The crews I have talked to had the option to quit at 5, but they were working through the night. These guys are hundreds of miles from home and working long hours at a difficult and dangerous job. Be pissed at CL&P but not at the line workers.
Jason Kyle November 04, 2011 at 03:48 PM
We probably also need to bear in mind that Newtown is the biggest township in the county - we have a lot more area to cover and a lot more miles of lines and roads to repair than other towns in the area.
Leah Janis November 04, 2011 at 03:51 PM
Does anyone know if the roads are passable down the end of Hanover, near the lake? Scenic View?
Timothy Stan November 04, 2011 at 04:16 PM
Come on now. They're allowed to have lunch.
Marc November 04, 2011 at 04:19 PM
Hi Leah, You can get to Scenic View Drive with a little weave and bob...lol you can also get all the way down to the end of Hanover by the boat launch with out a problem. Marc
Donna Springmeyer Saputo November 04, 2011 at 04:25 PM
and u can't pay them late because they shut your power off!
Hoa Nguyen November 04, 2011 at 04:38 PM
I hate to be the bearer of bad news all but it seems as if full restoration is going to take longer than expected. They have moved the 99% date to Sunday night now and the 100% restoration is not expected until Wednesday. They also have had to take some areas offline because they found some problems that need to be fixed and the only way to do that is to take some areas off line. That is why you are seeing some places that were powered lose power today. Here is the latest update.
Hoa Nguyen November 04, 2011 at 04:39 PM
Whoops. Here is the link to the update: http://newtown.patch.com/articles/cl-p-full-restoration-in-newtown-may-take-until-wednesday
Lynn November 04, 2011 at 06:41 PM
One half of Appleblossom Lane is up and running and the other half from like #3-36 have not even seen a treee crew yet and we have main power lines down and trees still on the wires and road. Please Help.....................
ajk November 05, 2011 at 12:47 AM
Really TJH....come on? A comment like that is embarrassing and uncalled for, you really should seek out a therapist!!!!!!!!!!!


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