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UPDATE: More Than 1,700 Still Without Power; Several Roads Remain Closed

Montville Police are reporting several roads remain closed as well; CL&P spokesman responds to questions about restoration

Update at 6:10 p.m.

CL&P spokesman Mitch Gross said the reason more than 20 percent of Montville households are still without power has to do with the level of damage sustained. 

"You have some pretty heavy damage down there and this is time consuming work.  We remain on the job; it is all hands on deck and we’re going to keep working until everyone has power," Gross told Montville Patch.

Crews are working on three locations now.

"We understand how extremely hard it is to be without power and we are working as quickly as we can to get power restored to everyone," Gross said.

Gross said CL&P has "restored power to more than 56,000 since early this morning."

CL&P's Storm Center is a good source of information or call 800-286-2000.

Update at 5:30 p.m.

The following roads are still closed: Route 163 from Leitao Drive to Raymond Hill, Old Colchester Road at Black Ash up to 1031 Old Colchester Road and Chapel Hill Road at Florida Drive to New York Road. 

And the CL&P outage map shows that 1,770 households are still without electricity, which translates to mroe than 20 percent of all Montville CL&P customers. 

Update at 11:45 a.m. 

According to the CL&P outage map, 3,155 households in Montville remain without power, which represents 39 percent of the near 8,000 customers. 

Fire Marshal Ray Occhialini said there are three locations in town where crews are focusing their attention: Rt. 163 and Raymond Hill; Old Colchester Road near Black Ash and Adamo Avenue and Chapel Hill Road near the Oakdale Fire Department.

We anticipate an update from Occhialini early this afternoon and as soon as we have that, we'll bring it to you so stay with Patch for those updates. 

Original story:

Nearly half of Montville is without power this morning and schools have been canceled after a storm brought high winds and heavy rain to the area last night.

According to the CL&P outage map, 44 percent of the town is without power as of 8:15 a.m. Numerous wires are down around town, and some roads, including parts of Old Colchester, are closed.

Check back with Patch for more information as it becomes available. If you know of any roads closed or trees down, share them with us in the comments below!

Lisa Mileski January 31, 2013 at 01:41 PM
Schools in Montville have now been cancelled.
Corey Fyke (Editor) January 31, 2013 at 01:46 PM
Saw that right after I posted the delay story. New story going up in 2 secs. :)
Joanne Johnson January 31, 2013 at 02:40 PM
Pole cracked on 163 at the top and power line is down
Chris Ida January 31, 2013 at 08:58 PM
Any updates from the Town? CL&P Hotline says power could be restored by 7:15pm.
Robert Winfrey February 01, 2013 at 12:49 AM
We are going to have to start charging Cl&P for all the gas and propane. This is getting crazy. In are house we like to say a cow farts in Colchester , Oakdale looses power....

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