BRIDGEPORT, CT (November 2, 2011) – City public works crews will travel to the town of Bethel today to assist workers in that town in clearing downed trees and debris from their roads in the wake of this past weekend’s autumn nor’easter.
“While the City of Bridgeport was spared the brunt of this weekend’s nor’easter, some of our neighboring towns, like Bethel, were not so fortunate. We’re happy to lend a hand and provide their town with resources to aid in their clean-up. In the days following the tornado last year, and more recently, after Hurricane Irene, our neighbors were kind enough to help us, so we’re happy to return the favor,” said Mayor Bill Finch.
Public Facilities Director Charles Carroll said the City is sending one payloader, two dump trucks, a 40-yard Dumpster and a two-person chainsaw crew, for a total of six crew members. Carroll said he expects the crew to stay in Bethel through the end of the week.