Timeline: Before and After October Snowstorm in Avon

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Halloween is approaching, and so far it looks like we might avoid a repeat of the October snowstorm of 2011.

Here's a look back at the timeline of events:

October 28, 2011

  • Gov. Dannel P. Malloy warns residents of possible power outages due to heavy snow falling on trees that hadn't lost their leaves.

Oct. 29, 2011

  • CL&P issued a list of storm preparation tips for Connecticut residents.
  • Avon Fire Chief Michael Trick said that the damage from the snowfall was already worse than Tropical Storm Irene. Traffic lights stopped working and the power went out in many businesses in the late afternoon. Big Y remained open because it had a generator, but wasn't selling perishable food.

Oct. 30, 2011

  • A photo gallery documents the damage caused by the storm.

Oct. 31, 2011

  • Halloween trick-or-treating is canceled because downed wires and trees pose a safety concern.

Nov. 1, 2011

Nov. 4, 2011

  • U.S. Rep. Chris Murphy, D-5, and U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D, visit Avon to assess the damage and tell the media they're seeking federal investigation into CL&P.

Nov. 5, 2011

Nov. 6, 2011

  • CL&P report shows 62 percent of Avon customers still did not have power.

Nov. 8, 2011

Nov. 9, 2011

  • Lawmakers proposed levying penalties against utilities, as well as requiring customer rebates and imposing new standards.

Nov. 10, 2011

Dec. 8, 2011

  • Town officials report that the massive debris removal project was finally complete.

What stories do you have to share about the October snowstorm last year? Tell us about it in the comments below!


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