BRIDGEPORT — The Lake Forest Association clubhouse, the venue for countless wedding receptions, showers and other functions since the 1950s, burnt nearly to the ground early Wednesday morning. Read more…..
Progress reports from senior executives Senior Vice President Tony Marone and Vice President William Reis of United Illuminating. They ask if you have an outage or concern to call at 1-800-7-CALL-UI (1-800-722-5584) or visit them on the web at https://www.uinet.com/wps/portal/uinet/home
An impromptu driving tour of the damage of Fairfield Beaches. You are actually on a Fairfield Fire Department Bus with the media getting a tour from Assistant Fire Chief Christopher Tracy. A more detailed ground tour with Governor Malloy will be uploaded shortly.
State Representative Tony Hwang met with senior executives from United Illuminating to discuss the priorities the company takes in restoring power to local communities after the devastation of Hurricane Irene.
Just before 5pm Monday firefighters quickly responded The Black Rock Oyster Bar on Black Rock Turnpike for a report of a fire in the basement of the restaurant and that the fire was near a propane tank. Firefighters quickly doused the blaze and vented the basement with fans. Black Rock Turnpike at Commerce and Chambers was closed for a short time but has since reopened. The fire is under investigation. It did not extend into the dining area of the restaurant and it expected to reopen shortly.
Bridgeport–Black Rock Yacht Club at 80 Grovers Road received some serious damage from Irene early Sunday morning. Firefighters discovered that the build was lifted off its foundation. We are told the dance floor inside is raised up at least one foot. The pool area also received significant damage. The bar was unscathed.
Timeline of events for the Town of Fairfield
00-05:30 12 Alarm responses
05:15 2 transformers blew
05:40 N. Benson & Mill Plain @ Post Rd. closed due to flooded RR viaducts
05:45 2,300 people w/o power
06:15 Roger Ludlow Shelter is currently housing, 70 people & 30 dogs
Police headquarters lost power 2 times, activating the backup generator
16 Street closures due to trees/ wires down:
|Elm St||Dorking Dr.|
|South Pine Creek||Pine Creek Court|
|643 Reef Rd||Cummings Ave|
|N/B Beach Rd||Judson St|
|E/B Post Rd||Shoreham Village|
|Sasco Hill Rd||Old Field|
|Barlow Rd||North Benson|
|S/B Black Rock Tpk||Poe Ct.|
|Figlar Rd||Jennings Rd|
|180 Oakwood Dr||Woodcrest|
|2083 Easton Tpk||Glengarry Rd|
|900 Bronson Rd||Sturges Rd|
|Cross Hwy||Sturges HWY|
|Cross Hwy||South of Congress|
|Black Rock Turnpike||Hemlock Rd|