News and Announcements
Tuesday October 15, 2019

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50 Church Street, Windsor Locks, CT 06096

At Friday’s conference call with the Director of Health from the North Central Health Department we learned that experts have determined that the EEE problem is no longer worsening with the mosquito population reducing each day. Although the scientific risk of contracting EEE remains low there is still a risk and the precautions outlined below should remain in effect. The risk will remain until we have our first frost. I specifically inquired about spraying as a preventive measure and was informed that spraying is not recommended at this time because spraying this late in the season has been determined not to be effective. We will continue to monitor and follow the advice of our public health experts. J.Christopher Kervick, First Selectman

Please review the attached information from the North Central District Health Department regarding the finding of mosquitoes testing positive for Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) in Windsor Locks and surrounding towns.  Please note that EEE is a rare, but serious viral disease.  The disease is spread by the bite of an infected adult mosquito; not from person-to-person contact.  There have been recent confirmed cases of the disease in Connecticut.

Letter from North Central District Health Department
EEE Fact Sheet

As part of the Hidden Heros Program, a Self-Care Series will be held on September 5, September 12, September 19, October 1, October 17, & November 7th at East Granby Farms from 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.  Please see the attached flyer for more information; Self-Care Series  This Group is open to all towns.

Economic Development in Windsor Locks is the newsletter of the Windsor Locks EIDC. Click here to see the Summer 2019 issue. 

 

If you spot a bear in Windsor Locks please click on the following link for information on how to report it to the Department of Energy & Environmental Protection Agency: Be Bear Aware

Economic Development in Windsor Locks is the new newsletter of the Windsor Locks EIDC. Click here to see the April 2019 issue. 

 

As part of our everyday effort to deliver reliable energy to our customers and communities, Eversource and our approved contractors will be conducting various activities associated with transmission line maintenance in Windsor Locks throughout the remainder of this year. Work is expected to take place between the Windsor Locks Substation located on South Street, to the East Windsor town border near Interstate 95. Maintaining infrastructure is one of the many ways Eversource supports the safe and secure transmission of electricity throughout the region.

In addition to vegetation maintenance activities recently communicated to you, the scope of upcoming work will include inspections of existing transmission structures both by foot and utilizing drone patrols, as well as replacement of some existing wood structures with new weathered steel structures. Please note that these work activities will not interrupt electric service to homes or businesses.

For larger undertakings including structure replacement projects, we will follow-up with more detailed project schedules and locations, and also ensure that nearby property owners are being provided with a 1-800 number, an email address, and that our project team performs door-to-door outreach ahead of construction. General work hours will be Monday through Sunday, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. 

As part of our ongoing efforts, we may also be speaking with property owners in your community about topics such as securing off-right-of-way access, and if anyone calls with questions about any Eversource transmission work to please let us know and we will follow up promptly.