Update at 1:15 p.m.:
According to CL&P all of Montville has power, now.
Update at 4:16 p.m.:
Mayor Ron McDaniel has taken to posting messages to the community on the town's website. He is asking residents to call CL&P at 800-286-2000, if and when, they lose power and says he'll work with the utility to restore service as soon as possible to those affected.
At 4:20 p.m., power had been restored to more than 1,000 customers; 1118 are still in the dark.
Update at 3 p.m.:
As of right now, more than 20 percent of Montville is without power owing to what is believed to be a transformer fire.
Based on updates Montville Emergency Management Director Raymond Occhialini, who posted the following shortly after 1 p.m., "There are live wires down on Old Colchester Rd by Black Ash Rd. CL&P is already there. The road is closed between Black Ash and Fellows Rd on Old Colchester please avoid this location for now."
But within the past 40 minutes, Occhialini said there is a reported transformer fire in the area of 202 Moxley Hill Road.
Montville Patch will keep you updated as the storm makes landfall.
UPDATE at 1:48 p.m.
The Zoning Board of Appeals has canceled its 7 p.m. meeting tonight due to concerns about the coming storm.
UPDATE at 11:15 a.m.
Montville schools have canceled all after school activities and there will be no late buses.
We also have reports of sleeting on roads in Uncasville and Rt. 163. Please be careful on roadways.
The nor’easter heading our way has a name: Athena.
What can we expect Montville? The showers which began this morning will increase to a steadier rain as morning segues into afternoon and with that come the winds which will begin to steadily increase throughout the course of the day with sustained winds, forecasters said, of 30 to 40 mph.
Temperatures will hover around 40 which means it won’t be until 3 or 4 in the morning, when temperatures drop to the low 30s might be see some light, thought not accumulating, snow.
Here’s the big question: will the winds and rain, possibly freezing rain equate to power outages? There’s no way to predict, That remains to be seen.
This is what Montville Emergency Management Director Raymond Occhialni posted on his Emergency Management Facebook page:
“Watching the storm brew! Hopefully we don't lose power. A reminder if your power goes out, call CL&P Immediately at 800-286-2000. We will be monitoring events. No snow please!!”