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Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Joseloff to Westporters Without Power: ‘Hang in There’

Westport First Selectman Gordon Joseloff today sent the following CodeRed emergency notification to residents:

“Late today, Westport’s emergency management team informed Superintendent of Schools Elliott Landon he had authorization to reopen schools on Thursday.

“Fire Chief Andrew Kingsbury, the town’s Emergency Management Director, said it is imperative that parents closely supervise their children to and from bus stops.

“If you encounter downed utility lines, they are to be considered energized. Please stay 10 feet away. If you are uncomfortable sending your children to school, don’t.

“CL&P made good progress during the day today getting Westporters their power back. As of late this afternoon, slightly more than 20 percent were still out or almost 2,900 – too many.

“I was out again today with the fire chief surveying Westport roads and neighborhoods; we got Wright Street cleaned up along with Hermit Lane, and Kings Highway South.

“But a big tree remains across Partrick Road and a crane may have to be brought in to clear it.

“Westport’s beaches reopened for swimming today and the Longshore pool will be back in operation on Thursday.

“For those who finally have their power back, I say congratulations. For those still out, hang in there. With a little luck, I hope CLP can get most everyone back this weekend.  Then we can all celebrate Labor Day.”


Posted 08/31/11 at 10:40 PM  Permalink


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