Greenwich Storm Update #3|
As of 4 p.m. Sunday, March 4, 2018, there are 45 roads that remain obstructed by trees, limbs and wires. Crews of Town employees and private contractors will continue the cleanup efforts this week. Many roads remain blocked by downed trees, poles and utility wires. Any downed wire should be considered a live wire and avoided.
As of 5:15 p.m., there were 3,097 Greenwich Eversource customers without power. Eversource has estimated that a majority of those customers would have power restored by 9 p.m. Sunday, March 4, 2018.
"We continue to work with Eversource to coordinate full restoration of electricity to all residents as soon as possible," said First Selectman Peter J. Tesei.
During the height of the storm on Friday, March 2, the Greenwich Police Department responded to 450 calls for service between 8 a.m. and 11 p.m.
The Greenwich Fire Department responded to 184 incidents from 8 a.m. Friday, March 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday, March 4. There were two major structure fires during this timeframe - on Bible Street and on John Street. Both were resource intensive requiring upwards of 15 units each. Access to the fire scenes and water supply to both were challenging due to road closures.
The Fire Department also responded to one fatal motor vehicle accident on the Merritt Parkway, which involved extrication resulting from a tree falling on a car.
All Greenwich Public Schools have electrical power. However, bus routes and major commuting routes may be impacted by the blocked roads. The decision on school schedules for Monday, March 5 will be announced by the Board of Education.
If residents are using generators to power their homes, they are reminded to be aware of carbon monoxide poisoning risks and to make sure they are operated outside the home.
For residents without power or heat, the Town will continue to offer warming and charging centers through the weekend.
Greenwich Library will be open from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday, March 5. The library’s sister branches – Byram Shubert and Cos Cob, also will be open for regular business hours.
The lobby of the Greenwich Public Safety Complex on Havemeyer Place is open daily – 24/7.
The Western Greenwich Bendheim Civic Center, 449 Pemberwick Road, is open daily from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. (The Eastern Greenwich (Old Greenwich) Civic Center is closed.)
Personnel from the Town’s emergency services, Parks & Recreation and Public Works departments will continue to monitor the situation throughout Town until all roads are reopened.
FULL CLOSURES (3/4/18- 1:00PM)
147 Woodside Dr
7 Oneida Dr
15 Rick beth Ln
69 Hillcrest Park Rd
Norias Rd (dead end)
Flower Ln (dead end)
28 Stonehedge Dr
10 Comly Ave (blocked at #10)
20 Blind Brook Rd
24 Fox Run Ln
29-55 Richmond Hill Rd (work in progress)
6 E James St
25 Bowman Dr
Porchuck Rd/Riversville Rd
47 Thunder Mountain Rd (not accessible to trucks)
Mackenzie Glen (dead end)
21 Cornelia Dr (dead end)
22 Dunwoodie Pl (dead end)
10 Round Hill Club Rd (dead end)
Grahamton/Clapboard Ridge Rd
200 Clapboard Ridge Rd
25 Rockwood Ln
25 Midwood Rd
77 Londonderry Dr (same incident as 17 Winterset Rd)
16 Horseshoe Rd
8 Windabout Dr
60 Patterson Ave
19 Pinecroft Rd
Cognewaugh Rd/Old Camp Rd
4 Cedarwood Dr
124-150 Cutler Rd (full closure- no exit)
Langhorne Ln (dead end)
1 Roger Dr (dead end)
74 Howard Rd
237 Bedford Rd
John St/Dwight Ln
16 John St
66-71 Perkins Rd
43 Stag Ln
1 Sterling Rd
N Porchuck Rd/Old Mill Rd
60 Cutler Rd (very low clearance)
Lower Cross Rd/North St (no trucks)
Riversville Rd/Richmond Hill Rd (no trucks)