Town offices resume operations after storm does minimal damage to Southington

Southington emerged from Hurricane Sandy mostly unscathed, in stark contrast to many towns on Connecticut’s shoreline.

According to the “outage map” on Connecticut Light and Power’s website, only 0.3 percent of residents in Southington are out of power as of Tuesday afternoon. During the worst of the hurricane on Monday evening, that percentage stayed under 10 percent. However, there are still services available for those in town who need them.

Town offices re-opened today at noon, including the Calendar House and the Southington Library. Both have “charging stations” for those needed to charge cell phones or laptop computers. The Southington YMCA is also opening its doors to provide similar services (and showers) to both members and non-members.

The only road closed by Tuesday morning was Old Mountain Road, which was re-opened this afternoon. While the roads are passable, police are advising residents to drive with caution and keep a look out for low-hanging wires.

The leaf pick-up is scheduled to resume later this week in Zone #1. Officials are asking residents not to put branches or other storm-related debris in with their leaves. Highway crews will ignore the residence if this happens. Leaves and brush can be taken to the transfer station on Old Turnpike Road, which will be open on Fridays from 12 to 4 pm beginning this Friday, November 2. The transfer station will also accept leaves and brush during their normal Saturday schedule.

Southington’s schools are planning to re-open for a full day on Wednesday.

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