There is hope! This was the scene at the Greens Farms railroad station staging area this morning. Fingers crossed …
Meanwhile, work began on the badly damaged main transformer in Weston, on White Birch Lane.
And once again, the Westport Library’s free WiFi had plenty of takers:
Brandon Malin — the very sharp teenager who contributes great drone photos and more to “06880” — checks in with NBC CT chief meteorologist Ryan Hanrahan’s list of Connecticut’s 5 worst storms (in terms of Eversource outages):
1: October snowstorm (803,000 outages)
2: Tropical storm Irene (671,000 outages)
3: Tropical storm Isaias (600,000+ outages)
4: Hurricane Gloria (506,000 outages)
5: Hurricane Sandy (497,000 outages).
Who knew that 2 tropical storms and a snowstorm could do more damage than a hurricane?
David Meth calls this scene at the corner of Main Street and Cross Highway “a disaster waiting to happen.” I call it “morning in Westport.”
And no, it’s not just you. Optimum/Altice’s website was down this morning, with an internal server issue.
A customer service representative cheerfully suggested I check back “every hour or so. Or in 24 or 48 hours.”
Fortunately, it was back up later this morning. These days, little things mean a lot.
The CARES concert — featuring an all-star lineup of local talent — has been postponed. The new date is Sunday, August 16, at 7:30 p.m. Click here for details.
And finally .., of course: