Eight days after Storm Alfred, most of the town of West Hartford still doesn't have power. But despite this, local residents have been hard at work. A quick tour around town reveals we are exemplary citizens: townspeople have done an outstanding job cleaning up their yards and neatly stacking broken limbs and branches at their curbs. Neighbors are helping one another with the clean-up, lending helping hands and chainsaws.
Many people interviewed by Patch said they don't believe power will be restored by midnight Sunday night, CL&P's announced deadline. There remains much destruction on several streets. For example, on Mohawk Drive, between Pilgrim and Norwood Roads, heavy electrical equipment rests precariously on a sidewalk, suspended by collapsed power lines.
As the sun was going down on another beautiful fall day, people headed indoors--the lucky to take a hot shower or a warm bath after a day of yardwork. The less fortunate will be forced to endure another dark and cold night.