Photos: The 'Spot the CL&P Truck' Game

See crews working on a road in Brookfield? Upload your photos with a caption saying when and where.

With Brookfield's outage rate fluctuating between 40-50 percent (upwards of 3,500 customers) Wednesday, we want to know if you're seeing repair trucks in your neighborhood.

If you see a CL&P or other electric company crew doing work around town, snap a picture (if it's safe) and upload it here, with where and when in the caption.

Murray T. November 01, 2012 at 02:49 PM
A CL&P truck in Brookfield??? That's funny. Good luck trying to find one!!!
Carol Eagan November 01, 2012 at 08:23 PM
There was one on Rt. 133, between Obtuse and Maple Tree yesterday (10/31)
Sue November 01, 2012 at 08:45 PM
Brookfield saw 108 homes get power today according to the CL&P outage map. Seriously????
Howie November 01, 2012 at 10:01 PM
All I know is when will we see the new and just as incompetent CEO of CL&P resign... He talked a good game and came up empty just like AROD striking out in his world series... I am not quite sure why the governor as not taken a much harder stance and not demanded a much more rapid response to providing homes with power in a more timely manor............................................................................................................. Just one mans opinion
Kelly November 02, 2012 at 01:55 AM
I completely understand the frustration of people who are out of power for an extended period of time, but what i cannot understand is the lack of respect for the people who are out on the streets doing the work the best they can. As in any business, there is a process. My husband is a lineman for AT&T. Unfortunately, phone lines can't be touched until the power is out of the way. And power can't be touched until the tree work is done. Not everything is simple. There is a process. The tree guys come in first, cut and move the trees. THEN, and only then, can the lineman start restoring the power. It isn't because they don't want to, it's because they don't want to DIE. Phone and cable/TV come last. It is the process and it is in place for a reason. You don't build the second floor of your house, until you have a solid first floor/foundation. Please people understand there is a process. These people are working around the clock. Every night after a 12+ hour shift, my husband comes home and tells me stories about people who yell at them, throw things at them and are generally rude. And this is here in our own backyards: Newtown, Brookfield, Ridgefield, etc. Many of these guys also go home to no power, no heat, no TV, etc. Please, think of others before you go unleashing your rage on the men and women who are simply following a procedure to keep safe and do their jobs the best they can .
Gill November 02, 2012 at 05:54 AM
Well said Kelly! I salute the hard working guys trying so hard to help everyone. Do people really think their intention is not to do their best? The world is not centered in your backyard!!
Murray T. November 02, 2012 at 02:37 PM
There is no lack of respect for the line crews doing their jobs. The issue lies with the almighty CL&P who promised great service improvements and delivered NOTHING!!! How many calls have to made to hear the same response..."we are aware of the outagem but there is no estimate on restoration time yet." YET!!!?? The storm was on Monday and I still have NO answers. Where are all of these extra crews that were called in preparation of the storm. I can only surmise by the lack of CL&P presence that there are no restoration times available because some areas have not even been assessed. Perhaps I should put as much effort into paying my bill on time as they have put into restoring my power. The lack of communication is an utter disgrace. And as a side note, for those pointing fingers at the level of frustration, how many have had their power restored or never even lost it in the first place?
Kelly November 02, 2012 at 02:46 PM
Murray T. my power is restored, and i'm grateful. But my husband is a lineman and he is out there day and night, long hours, and he comes home every night telling me about the abuse they are getting from people coming up to them in the streets, yelling at them, questioning them for timing. He is doing his job. He will be gone ALL weekend. He will miss his son's birthday this weekend. I appreciate the frustration, i'm just asking people to direct it appropriately. The guys in the street are not the causes of your frustration, nor are they able to predict your restoration times. Everyone, please, be gentle. We are all people and everyone has a story. Some of these people working will also go home to a cold and dark home, you just don't know.
Murray T. November 02, 2012 at 03:18 PM
Kelly...as per the 1st line in my comment, there is no lack of respect for the line crews. I believe my frustration is directed appropriately at a higher level. Being displaced from my home for 5 days and no information as to a resolve forthcoming is a disgrace on the part of CL&P. I couldn't agree more...everyone has a story and you just dont know, which is exactly why a little more empathy on the part of CL&P is in order. I am sorry to hear that your husband is working this weekend as mine does frequently as well. I too had a celebration planned for this weekend which will be a little difficult in a cold, dark home. Again, you just dont know.
Kelly November 02, 2012 at 03:51 PM
Thanks and sorry about your situation as well. While i agree your frustrations are being forwarded correctly, sadly, many are not, as has been stated so in many posts on this patch and others, as well as other public forums. Those are the individuals that i am directing my comments to. I do wish everyone a speedy restoration and recovery.
Ben Dover November 02, 2012 at 06:17 PM
I have a new game, throw out the CL&P bill!
Aaron Boyd (Editor) November 02, 2012 at 06:58 PM
Hey Howie, Malloy spoke to that a bit last night. Here's an article with more: http://brookfield.patch.com/articles/malloy-questions-utilities-hurricane-sandy-response-dfb13ddb
Debbie Sorbella November 02, 2012 at 07:54 PM
upload photos HAHAHAHAHAHA not in Brookfield!
Debbie Sorbella November 02, 2012 at 07:55 PM
I did see three different AT & T crews. amazing! Guess I need to switch. No Charter in sight either


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