Monroe DPW, Eversource crews reopen Shelton Road

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As an Eversource crew make areas with downed power lines safe, Monroe public works crews clear away trees from Route 110. Contributed

MONROE, CT — An Eversource crew that arrived in town on Friday evening worked with a Monroe public works crew to open Shelton Road (Route 110). First Selectman Ken Kellogg said the state road was cleared of debris from Tropical Storm Isaias just before 7 p.m.

The town is still digging itself out from under toppled trees, branches and wires from the storm that struck last Tuesday. Public works has to wait for crews from Eversource in areas with downed wires, before safely clearing those roads.

Getting traffic moving again on Route 110 was a priority of Kellogg’s.

As of 9:15 p.m., 4,392 of Eversource’s 7,979 Monroe customers were still without power, just over 55 percent.

The energy company has said most Connecticut customers will have their power back by Sunday and the restoration will be “substantially complete” by 11:59 p.m. this Tuesday. Substantially complete means fewer than one percent of customers are still without power.

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