Gov. Malloy to come to Greenwich Tuesday morning

UPDATED TUESDAY 10:05 AM — Gov. Dannel Malloy is scheduled to visit Old Greenwuch on Tuesday morning and meet with First Selectman Peter Tesei. The town was hit hard by heavy winds and flood waters on Monday due to Hurricane Sandy. Mr. Malloy is expected at around 11:30 a.m. Tuesday morning and will go to the scene of the flooding in Old Greenwich as well as to the scene of the devastating fire on Binney Lane that destroyed at least one home and reportedly two more. No serious injuries are believed to have been suffered.

While the storm is over, the cleanup is just beginning and the town sustained heavy damage. Trees and wires are downed throughout town and drivers are urged to take extreme caution since many town roads are either partially or completely blocked. According to Connecticut Light & Power (CL&P) 23,813 customers in Greenwich are still without service, representing 85% of the town. Additionally, Internet service is spotty at best in Greenwich and reliable hubs in past storms such as Greenwich Library remain closed as of Tuesday morning. Even traditional sources of Internet like Starbucks are closed on Tuesday morning due to the storm’s damage.

CL&P work crews have been deployed in town to begin repairs but residents have been warned that it could take days before power is fully restored. The town continues to have emergency shelters open in two locations, the Bendheim Western Greenwich Civic Center and Eastern Middle School.

The ban on traveling on Interstate 95 has been lifted but drivers are urged to drive with caution.

“Use your heads when it comes to driving.  If a road appears impassable because of water, downed wires, fallen trees or other debris, do not attempt to drive through it,” Mr. Malloy said at a Tuesday morning press conference.

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