8% Greenwich Residents Remain without Power; NWS Issues Heat Alert; Second Cooling Station Opened

Recovery from Tropical Storm Isaias continues in Greenwich on Monday. The Greenwich Emergency Operations Center’s top priority is the total restoration of power.

The Police Dept continues to deploy extra officers to help in the recovery. The added officers are assigned to the utility and public works crews to provide a safe work zone to open the road and restore power.

According to Eversource 2,343 customers out of 28,231 (8.3%) customers in Greenwich, remain without power Monday at noon.

According to Eversource’s town-by-town estimated times of restoration list, Greenwich will be substantially complete (under 1%) by Tuesday, Aug 11 at 6:00pm.

(The estimated time of restoration for Stamford is Tuesday, August 11, 11:59pm; Darien is Monday, August 10, 6:00pm)

Numerous Eversource contractors continue power restoration work, while Town of Greenwich DPW and Tree Dept teams work to remove debris. Parks & Rec has contracted extra tree-clearing crews to assist in the cleanup.

An update from the Town described as good progress over the weekend in clearing roadways, removing trees, and restoring power, but there still are roadways that are completely blocked.

Most roads that are compromised are partially opening with one lane travel at the problem area. There are also many roads where both travel lanes are open, but there is debris on the roadway or along roadway shoulders.

For a complete closure list of blocked or obstructed roads visit https://www.greenwichct.gov/345/13151/Police and then click the link Tropical Storm Isaias Road Closure List. According to a statement issued Monday morning, the clearing of closures is happening faster then the map can be updated. The map may show a road as closed, but it may have been cleared. If a closure, blocked public roadway by trees, wires, or both is not on the map, please call 203-622-8004.

As of 9:15am, there were 27 Completely blocked roadways, 63 Partial Openings (roads where a tree or wire is blocking one travel lane, but traffic is passable around the block), and 25 Open with Debris (roadway is open, but there is a lot of tree debris, trees on the wire, and/or wires along the shoulder.)

The National Weather Service has issued a heat advisory for Greenwich through Wednesday.

Greenwich has opened a second cooling and charging station at the Greenwich Senior Center a 299 Greenwich Ave. It will be open Monday, Aug 10 through Wednesday, Aug 12 from 9:00am to 2:00pm.

Enter via the ramp entrance off Greenwich Ave, wear a face mask and maintain proper social distancing. There will not be any food service or restroom facilities available.

The police station lobby, “the John Margenot Atrium,” located within the Town of Greenwich Public Safety Complex at 11 Bruce Place, is still an active cooling and charging station and is open 24 hours a day. Please wear a face mask and maintain proper social distancing if you come to use the facility.

Parks & Rec Monday update. You can also cool off at Byram Beach, where the pool is open. Ferry service is running. Tod’s Point and Island Beach are open. There is no swimming Monday at Great Captain Island. The Eastern Greenwich Civic Center is closed.

The Griffith E Harris Golf Course has partial power via generator, accepting credit cards only.

The Greenwich Police Department has been performing welfare checks at various locations throughout the Town. If you need the Greenwich Police Department to check on an elderly or vulnerable person who resides in Greenwich, please call 203-622-8004. Please continue to check on your elderly relatives and neighbors to be sure they are doing well during this outage.

Fire Hydrants are essential to fire suppression for active fires. Fire Hydrants need to be cleared in a 3-foot radius. Please do not place debris near these hydrants.

Non-Potable Water is available to residents who need non-potable water to flush toilets. The water is available at the listed fire stations and is self-service. Residents will need to bring their own containers.

Fire Stations

  • Round Hill Fire House at 166 Old Mill Road, Greenwich – Hose is located on the parking lot side of the building.
  • Banksville Fire House at 33 Bedford- Banksville Road, Banksville – Hose is located in the rear by the back door.
  • North Street Fire House at 669 North Street, Greenwich – Hose in front of the building.
  • Glenville Fire House at 266 Glenville Road, Greenwich – Hose is located on the front ramp.
  • Cos Cob Fire House at 200 East Putnam Avenue, Greenwich – Hose is located to the rear.