For months, an osprey nest high above a Fresh Market utility pole has fascinated Westporters.
This morning though, the raptors caused a power outage at the shopping center.
CL&P workers rushed to the scene. Merchants and shoppers gathered to watch, as crew members in 2 large buckets examined the scene.
Everyone expected the nest to be removed.
Instead, the CL&P guys carefully rerouted the electrical feed a few yards away. The nest was undisturbed.
The utility company has taken a ton of hard knocks in the past few years, over their slow response to natural disasters.
This could have been a disaster of another kind. CL&P’s quick — and very wise — response should have them flying high.