This is First Selectman Vicki Tesoro with an important storm update:
The Town of Trumbull experienced extensive tree damage yesterday. More than 60% of our households were without power and many continue to wait for restoration. At this time UI has not provided us with restoration time estimates.
In partnership with UI, Town Public Works crews continue to clear roadways blocked by trees and live wires. Our focus currently is providing safe access throughout Town. Next will be a Town-wide storm assessment and coordination of cleaning efforts. This process will take some time as we suspend other projects and services to concentrate on our restoration efforts.
The Town Transfer Station remains closed due to lack of electrical power. Preparations are underway to reopen tomorrow August 6th to facilitate residential household refuse disposal and storm material. There will be NO demolition accepted tomorrow. Residents are limited to one trip per day.
We ask your patience while we work to restore service’s to pre storm levels.
Storm debris only, for town pick-up, should be neatly placed at curbside, cut in manageable lengths no longer than four feet. We will provide more information as pick-up plans are developed.
The Town’s main roads are open with the exception of Madison Avenue at Seminole Trail.
Major problem areas to avoid include the following:
- Old Dyke Road at Hemlock Trail and Beach Memorial Drive
- West Lake Road at Old Dyke Rd.
- Pinewood Trail at West Mischa Road
- Hurd Road at Ranch Drive, and
- Plattsville Rd. at Turner Road.
Many side roads are closed at different locations.
We are urging all our residents to be cautious. Many trees and power lines are still down throughout town. All downed wires should be treated as if they are live.
All town parks, trails and the Pequonnock River Trail are closed at the time due to the dangerous conditions. Updates will follow.
Those using generators are reminded to operate them outside and a safe distance from any structure so that carbon monoxide cannot enter the premises.
Please check on your elderly neighbors and relatives to see if they need assistance.
Please do not remove any caution tape that has been placed around fallen trees or wires.
Please call 911 for life threatening emergencies. For routine issues and questions please call the police non-emergency line at 203-261-3665.
If you have a power outage or if you need to report a downed tree with wires call United Illuminating at 800-722-5584 or Eversource Power. http://www.eversource.com
If you need to report a downed tree with no wires and there is no emergency, please call the Trumbull Department of Public Works at 203-452-5071.
Due to the COVID crisis, local shelters are not open at this time. Residents in need can call 211. The first choice should be to shelter with family or neighbors, if possible.
I will have another update later today.
Please be careful and stay safe.
Thanks for listening.