West Hartford Residents Hard at Work as Clean-Up Continues

But eight days after Storm Alfred, devastation remains in neighborhoods.

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.


d harrington November 06, 2011 at 02:12 PM
Hats off to all the citizens true spirit and gallant efforts!
Dana Gordon November 06, 2011 at 09:11 PM
I have spent a good part of the last 3 days cutting up branches and dragging them to the curb. Luckily I have 4 teenagers to help with the work. My power came on at 11:30 this morning and I was estatic when it happened. I think we should remain winter storm Alfred, Arborgeddon 2011 in honor of all the trees that were destroyed. I am looking forward to taking a hot shower in my own home. I would like to thank the New York Sports Club for opening their doors for anyone in need of a hot shower. Also special kudos to Mayor Scott Slifka for doing a great job of keeping the town informed. Many surrounding towns were left in the dark not only by CL&P, but also by town officials.


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