First Selectman Jayme Stevenson said she wants to clarify a misunderstanding some residents might have about Connecticut Light & Power’s “priorities” when it comes to the town’s restoration. She said some believe there is a list of roads in town that are higher priority than others, which is not true.
“The town of Darien has a critical facility list, which is a list of municipal buildings which are critical to the operations and safety of our town in general,” she said. She listed the Darien Police Department, Town Hall, the schools and the sewer pump station as just some of those critical facilities and said not all of those have full power back yet.
However, Stevenson emphasized that while those critical facilities are a priority, CL&P “is also working on general restoration to homes and businesses.”
“They are working on it all at the same time,” she said
Stevenson said confusion might arise if a CL&P line crew is on a resident’s street and are asked about the particular road, and the line crew might be working on restoring power to the schools and might say “that isn’t my priority.”
“There are no road by road priorities,” Stevenson said.
Also, she added that Sunday’s restoration would involve re-energizing a circuit, which covers a large portion of the town and would bring power back to several roads.
“They are re-energizing a good portion of the town today,” she said.
“I can assure you that there is no one prioritizing one road over another,” Stevenson said.