BERLIN, Conn. - August 6, 2012 - Last night’s thunderstorms resulted in a number of downed trees, one of which fell on a major transmission line serving the town of Greenwich. This line is in close proximity to railroad tracks in the area operated by MetroNorth and Amtrak. At approximately 10 a.m., the tree caused a power outage affecting more than 30,000 customers in the Greenwich and Stamford area. We're working closely with town, state and railroad officials to remove the tree and complete related repair work as quickly and safely as possible. We expect the repairs to the transmission line that also affect the railroad to be complete by mid-afternoon. Remaining distribution system customers are expected to be restored by approximately 8 p.m. this evening.
We recognize the significant impact this situation will have on our customers and those who rely on the railroad for travel. We sincerely thank our customers for their understanding and will continually provide updates as the work progresses.