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Tuesday, August 30, 2011

The latest Hurricane information concerning Woodbridge

Woodbridge was hard hit by Hurricane Irene and had the highest percentage of residents without power in the region. The Police, Fire Department and Public Works are working together with UI to have electricity restored as soon as possible.
The Town has been in daily contact with officials from United Illuminating concerning the restoration of power to residents and businesses in Woodbridge. As of August 30, 2011, 1,368 residents are out of electricity (45%) which is down from 2,992 on August 29th, or 79%.
The UI has four tree crews and five line crews clearing debris and restoring power. UI anticipates that it will be 5 to 10 days before power is restored throughout Woodbridge. UI has supplemented its crews with crews from out-of-state. Fallen trees need to be removed and wires and poles fixed before power can be restored. It is important residents keep away from all downed power lines until UI can respond. Information on power restoration can be found at the UI website:
Homeowners are advised to check the electric service to their homes. If anything appears suspicious they should call the Police (203-387-2511) or the Fire Department (203-389-3400).
The Town Hall and The Center building offices (the old Center School) are open for business as usual.
The Library is open for regular hours.
The Transfer Station is open Tuesday-Saturday 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Brush fees have been waived for two weeks. A permit must be obtained to bring brush to the Transfer Station. Contact the Facilities Office at 203-389-3420.
Water is available 24 hours at The Center building outside faucet on the side of the building near the Town Green (where concerts are held) and at the Town Hall pump house (small white building to the right of Town Hall). Please bring your own containers. Bottled water is also available at the Woodbridge Fire House.
Beecher Road School
Beecher Road School will reopen on Tuesday, September 6, 2011. Please check for more information.
Senior Center
Open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. – come and visit, play cards, watch TV and charge your electronic devices.
The Jewish Community Center, 360 Amity Road is open for Woodbridge residents from 5:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. – best time is between 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Planet Fitness (160 Amity Road) also has shower facilities available for Woodbridge residents from 5:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. at no charge.
Call Woodbridge Town Hall at 203-389-3400 or 203-389-3401 for additional information

Edward Maum Sheehy
First Selectman


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