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Some Getting Power Back on (Update!!!)

 

As of 1:02 p.m. Monday 10,573 had no power in our City.

But on Tuesday morning at 11:30 a.m. there are only 447  NB residents without power

CL&P says they are working as fast as they can and power should come back either later today or tomorrow. But be aware. Some outages in Connecticut could take up to a week.

If power is still out it is advised to throw out meats that have been unfrozen for more than 4 hours or not kept under 40 degrees for more than 2 hours.

“In the grand scheme of things we fared pretty well,” said Mayor Timothy Stewart. “There are still a number of people without Power including Slade and Lincoln Schools, but should be restored by this evening. Minor flood damage and a few dozen trees fell but we seemed to be lucky the destruction was not worse.”

The west side of the City experienced most of the damage, but throughout New Britain damage occurred.

Power lines were down in various areas including Linwood St., Ella Grasso Blvd and Farmington Ave. Police have put yellow tape around areas so be cautious when driving.

Several trees suffered major damage including ones on Pendleton Rd, Eton St., Maplehurst and  on Kensington Ave.

Some flooding has also occurred in many basements and near streets. Several golf holes at Stanley Golf Course are under water and water is high around Willow Brook and Martha Hart Pond.

Schools have been closed for Monday and the first day of school will be on Tuesday.

Police and members of the public works department are out trying to take care of all damage taking place across the City.
More information will be posted as it becomes available.

A complete story will be in Friday’s paper!

Photo is of a downed tree on Pendleton Rd.