Downed Trees, Power Lines Traps Lisbon Family at Home for 4 Days

A Lisbon family was trapped in their homes for days after Friday’s storm took out a tree, snapped polls and toppled down wires. 

Kevin Chase said his sister, his parents and his family all have homes up a long driveway on North Burnham Highway and have had no power since Friday afternoon. 

He’s had to call out of work twice because his car can’t pass the debris, which means losing out on a paycheck. His kids have also had to miss a day of school because at one point, Chase said, the family feared the lines were still energized. They were sparking in the small pond in front of his home. 

Chase’s dad does have a generator for his refrigerator since he needs to keep medication chilled. 

“There’s no water because we got well water, so you need electricity to run the pump. We’re using bottled water,” Chase said. 

NBC Connecticut was on the scene as tree-cutting crews and Eversource arrived in the late morning/early afternoon. As of Tuesday at 4 p.m., the family said they were told by Eversource that power could likely be up later that night.

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