Letter: UI restored power quickly

To the Editor:

This is to thank all United Illuminating emergency personnel and the UI crew who came out Tuesday night, Oct. 11 and restored power to our one-block neighborhood, Darina Place in Milford.

Around 8:30 that evening a big rig came rumbling down our street, the driver apparently alert enough to realize his vehicle would not fit under the downtown River Street Metro North bridge. The driver then tried to turn right onto High Street but hit the corner telephone pole instead.  Darina Place residents heard the truck go by then heard a big boom, then our power went out.  This is not the first time a power failure was caused by big rigs going down our street.

I appreciate the quick response by the UI Company. Power was restored in less than one hour.

D. Jacobs