An “06880” reader who lives on Highwood Lane — which connects Highwood Road and Cavalry Road, near Newtown Turnpike — reports:
Highwood Lane has been blocked by a fallen tree since last Thursday, and no one is willing to take responsibility to clear it.
The tree is leaning heavily on utility lines running from pole to pole but the neighbors haven’t lost power, cable or phone — and that’s part of the problem.
CL&P says the tree is not on their lines, Cablevision says they don’t have the equipment to remove it, the Town of Westport says it’s a private road so they have no responsibility, and the private tree companies say they won’t touch it since it’s resting on utility lines.
The neighbors are running out of options, and wondering what good is paying property taxes to Westport. Day 6 and counting…
“06880” readers are never short on suggestions. Please keep them serious, realistic, and PG-rated.