Update to Residents as to the Progress of the Storm Response and Recovery

Posted on Nov 01 2011
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On a Code-Red message that was sent out earlier today to update Granby residents as to the progress of the storm response and recovery it was reported that most of the roads in Town have been cleared to support resident traffic. National Grid has been working on restoring the main transmission lines that feed electricity to the Town. With that power has been restored to a few areas of Town. Unfortunately most of the Town is still without power. National Grid estimates that power may be out for up to three more days. They have also notified us that we can expect to see more tree and utility crews today and tomorrow.
Residents should know that due to a major power line coming down at the intersection of Amherst St. and Route 116, traffic through Route 116 has been blocked and residents should seek alternate routes.
Morgan St. is also blocked by downed trees and power lines. West St. in Ludlow, heading out of Granby is also blocked.
Unfortunately due to the large number of dangling trees and downed power lines Granby Public Safety Officials have decided it is not safe for residents and our children to be out Trick or Treating tonight.
Residents are reminded that a shelter has been established at the Granby High School, 385 East State St.. Showers are available for residents; however, residents must bring their own personal supplies and towels. Residents can also use the shelter to charge their cellular phones. Residents in need of water can fill water jugs at the Public Safety Complex at 259 East State St.
Residents looking to remove tree debris from their property are asked to keep debris on site for the time being. A debris drop off area will be announced in the near future.
Residents should know that the Emergency Management Team continues to work to assist residents, manage the crisis and move as quickly as possible to get our lives back to normal. Please feel free to contact the Public Safety Complex with any questions or concerns.
 

Last changed: Oct 31 2011 at 10:59 PM

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