For many Greenwich residents Monday was their seventh day without electricity. The situation is made worse by the heat wave forecast to continue through Wednesday.
In an afternoon update on Monday, the Town of Greenwich said numerous Eversource contractors continue to work to restore power, while Town of Greenwich teams work on debris removal.
Eversource advised they will be sending additional restoration crews to Greenwich who have completed their work in neighboring communities. They will join the teams already operating in Greenwich and work throughout the evening.
According to Eversource, as of Monday afternoon, approximately 10% of the Town remains without power. This increase from the morning is due to the power being turned off temporarily to energize more lines. (Earlier in the day the utility announced there were 8.3% of customers without power).
Town DPW priorities are oriented to health and safety, as well as focus on Greenwich Hospital, The Nathaniel Witherell nursing home, police, and fire facilities, residences for the elderly, and the wastewater collection system infrastructure (i.e., pump stations, low-pressure sewer neighborhoods, and the treatment plant).
Holly Hill Transfer Station will operate for the public under its usual hours.
As of 4:30 pm:
19 Completely blocked roadways.
60 Partial Openings– These are roads where a tree or wire is blocking one travel lane, but traffic is passable around the block.
23 Open with Debris– The roadway is open, but there is a large number of tree debris, trees on the wire, or wires along the shoulder.
There is a heat advisory until August 12th. There are two Cooling Stations in operation. The John Margenot Atrium, located within the Town of Greenwich Public Safety Complex, 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.
The Greenwich Senior Center, 299 Greenwich Avenue, is open between 9:00 am and 2:00 pm, Tuesday and Wednesday (August 11th and 12th).
The entrance to the Senior Center is made via the ramp entrance off Greenwich Avenue. Please wear a face mask and maintain proper social distancing if you come to use the facility. There will not be any food service or restroom facilities available.