Herbst: UI is re-energizing and testing lines

The following is a transcript of a CT ALERT call this morning:

This is First Selectman Tim Herbst. The United Illuminating Company is re-energizing power lines and testing sections of the electrical grid in Town.

DO NOT go near power lines, touch power lines, or perform any tree work around power lines as the lines could be energized and kill you.

I repeat, please stay clear of all power lines in Town.

Please DO NOT call 9-1-1 to report power losses. Please report any power losses to the United Illuminating Company at 1-800-722-5584. In the event of a downed power line or other emergency, please dial 9-1-1.

Please check the town website, www.trumbull-ct.gov for further updates and information and also follow us at Facebook.com/townoftrumbull and Twitter feed @townoftrumbull.

This is First Selectman Tim Herbst. Thank you for listening.