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About 50 Percent Of Seymour Without Power
by Eugene Driscoll | Oct 29, 2012 11:43 pm
Posted to: Seymour, Frankenstorm
Update: Seymour outages jumped 20 percent by 8 a.m. Tuesday. Updated story here.
A home on Tomlinson Road lost a 15-by-15-foot section of its roof during high winds caused by Superstorm Sandy Monday evening.
There were no injuries reported. The home’s chimney was also damaged.
The family made arrangements to stay with either family or friends, Seymour Deputy Director of Emergency Management Timm Willis told the Valley Indy late Monday.
The call was one of many handled by emergency responders in Seymour, where 51 percent of the town was without power as of 11:30 p.m. Monday. That number translates into 3,834 CL&P customers.
An emergency shelter was not opened Monday. That could, of course, change depending on the situation. Seymour officials are scheduled to meet at 9 a.m. to assess the damage.
“We are already making progress clearing some roads,” Willis said.
The majority of calls Monday were for downed trees and wires. Numerous roads were shut in Seymour Monday night, especially in the Great Hill area.
Willis said CL&P was out in the afternoon and early evening clearing trees off roads along with the Department of Public Works.
Once nightfall hit Monday, Willis said Seymour firefighters were only responding to “life-safety” calls such as car wrecks and fires. If trees fall overnight, police will simply block the road.
A number of traffic lights were out in Seymour Monday. Willis urged residents to treat non-working traffic lights as stop signs — and to stop before proceeding into an intersection.
Late Monday First Selectman Kurt Miller sent a Tweet stating the town’s Office of Emergency Management urged residents to “please stay off roads, there are trees and wires down all over town.”
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