While most of us were warm in our beds on Sunday night, when the temperatures had fallen to 2 degrees before factoring in the below zero wind chill, crews of men and women were busy throughout our town, often 20 feet in the air in a bucket truck, repairing storm damaged power lines, transformers and whatever else needed to be mended to restore power to the roughly 80 homes in Bethel that lost power in the snow and ice storm on Sunday. By Monday morning, just 6 homes remained without power.
Sadly, one of their coworkers in Middletown recently died while working to restore power there, when a tree fell.
Take a moment, the next time you turn on a light or hear your furnace kick in to thank these brave unseen heroes. We would literally be cold and in the dark without them.