From Jen Flaster
Last night we regained power and phone about 8pm. The power is now running from Town Line Road and to home on 100A north of Town Line.
We still haven’t really seen any road crews on this north side of 100A, but CVPS is here working again today. Yesterday I spoke to and then later saw(!) Bobbi Lynds, who is part of the emergency team and was somehow able to drive down through Hale Hollow (which is still not a true through route) by truck. Bobbi said that the roads are really in bad shape and that’s why access is still so limited. She said she thought they would be sending road crews up 100A from the south. Route 100 was closed coming from W. Bridgewater yesterday and I expect it will be again today. Route 4 is closed from Bridgewater to Woodstock as well today, but we drove North Bridgewater to Cox District, which is under repair, and got through to Woodstock (and West Leb!) last night. We also just heard this morning that Route 4 is open to local traffic who need to get through.
Bobbi let me know that there is a great crew of people organizing down in Plymouth at the Municipal Building. ABLE is using its trucks to repair roads and everyone else with big equipment is lending it to the effort. Julie Dupont is organizing volunteers, Melissa Lynds is organizing communications through the post office. Terry and Willow Bascom have past experience with Hurricane Floyd and will be helping out with the aftermath of the storm and the impacts on people that we don’t yet know about. Bobbi also shared that the Mennonite Disaster Management Services would be sending in people to help with FEMA paperwork and other post-storm needs.
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