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UPDATE: Tolland EOC: 5,984 Without Power in Tolland; Multiple Road Closures

Power outages are currently affecting 99 percent of Tolland CL&P customers.

UPDATE: 6:20 p.m.

A large area of Tolland remains without powers. Local emergency and public works crews have been throughout town to assess the damage, primiarly caused by downed trees and split poles.

The town's Emergency Operations Center is closed for the evening; the team will return at 8 a.m. Monday.

Town Hall will be closed on Monday and trash pick-up will be delayed.

As of earlier this evening the Big Y supermarket and 7-11 convenience store were open.

UPDATE: 12:46 p.m.

Huge portions of Tolland are now without power. Out of 6,000 CL&P Tolland customers, 5,984 have lost power. The EOC also reports that 41 roads have been closed in town today, although they are gradually being cleared and opened.

UPDATE: 12:46 p.m.

Huge portions of Tolland are now without power. Out of 6,000 CL&P Tolland customers, 5,984 have lost power. The EOC also reports that 41 roads have been closed in town today, although they are gradually being cleared and opened.

UPDATE: 8:56 a.m.

Power outages are now affecting the majority of Tolland, with 3,269 households without power, according to the Tolland EOC. Over half of the town, 54 percent, have lost power. 

While Peter Green, Shanda Lane and Randy Road have closed and reopened, the intersection of Route 74 and South River Road has just been closed due to live wires. Reports of downed trees and wires continue to pour into the Fire Training Center.

Original Story:

Hurricane Irene has arrived in Tolland, causing pervasive power outages and road closures throughout town.

The Tolland EOC reports that 1,488 households, which constitutes 24 percent of the town, are without power as of 8 a.m. due to CL&P outages.

Several roads are also closed due to trees and wires down, such as the intersection of Metcalf Road and Cider Mill Road, which is completely shut down.

Metcalf Road and Grant Hill Road are also closed due to poles and wires down.

Electrical issues have caused closures on Crystal Lake Road, Peter Green and Reed Road.

The EOC reports that Gottier Road is washed out. 

Despite the activity this morning, Emergency Management Director and Fire Chief John Littell reports that the EOC had a quiet night, with only a few responses to fire alarms.

"Crews are getting up from a rested night. They are in their locations, ready to respond," Littell said.

Keep an eye on Patch for updated information on road closures and power outages.

Victoria Sharon October 30, 2011 at 10:52 PM
Any chance the town of Tolland can postpone Halloween until next Saturday?

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