PHOTOS: Clean Up Begins After Major Nor'Easter Hits Greenwich Area

Greenwich neighborhoods are beginning an extensive clean up process - as many still wait for the power to be restored - in the wake of the powerful Nor'Easter that tore across the region this weekend.

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Torrential rain coupled with strong sustained winds - and gusts of up to 60 miles per hour - caused significant damage, with toppled branches and trees taking power lines, transformers, and even entire poles down with them.

As regards power outages, the Greenwich community endured the most significant impacts statewide - with reports of 5,000 to 10,000 outages after the storm had passed.

Major road closures were necessary between Friday and Saturday in all parts of Greenwich as recovery crews worked around the clock to clear fallen trees and begin restoring power. Eversource has brought in crews from out of state to assist in the effort and expects “the vast majority" of their customers "throughout the state will have their power restored by 9 p.m. on Sunday.”

Binney Pond was inundated with storm water and floodwaters impacted Bruce Park, as well. The high tides brought flooding to Greenwich Point - which was also closed Saturday.

The phone lines at the Greenwich Fire Department were busy during and after the storm on Friday and Saturday - as they responded to over 140 calls, including at least 2 working fires.

Train service on the New Haven line of Metro North Railroad was interrupted between Old Greenwich and Cob Cob due to the storm, as trees had fallen on the track in the Riverside area.

Join us in extending a heartfelt 'Thank You' to all of the local police, fire, and medical first-responders who assisted during the storm, along with the recovery crews working hard to restore power to the residents of Greenwich.

  

Here are some photos taken after the storm by Pam Grunow:

  

  

Here is a round up of additional photos and reports uploaded to social media by members of the community:

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

Photos by Pam Grunow and various credited social media accounts
Writing by Eric Taubert

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