Redding officials have met with Eversource Energy about last month's storm that knocked out power to more than half the town, and expressed their frustrations with restoration response. The Redding Pilot reports that First Selectman Julia Pemberton told the utility that they failed to perform. If this was a dry run for the next emergency, she said it too was a failure.
The meeting Monday about the June 23rd storm revealed that the Redding Police Department didn't have the crews from Eversource to do anything until a day later. Chief Doug Fuchs reportedly told Eversource that the town's so-called "make safe crews" were ready to go, but a powerline crew wasn't immediately assigned.
The Pilot reports that Route 58, and part of Lonetown Road remained closed for two days while trees were cleared for access to Sullivan Drive and Mark Twain Lane for nearly three days.