July 22, 2010
Lake Compounce will try to open on time
Lake Compounce hopes to open on time at 11 a.m. this morning.
It still lacks power, but the juice is supposed to be on in time. It may, however, open late if there's a hitch.
I'd call or check its website before heading over.
The nation's oldest amusement park has been without electricity since a powerful storm swept through Wednesday afternoon, forcing its early closure.
Mayor Art Ward said that many trees along the park's access road were down and that crews from Connecticut Light & Power were trying to reestablish power this morning.
It does not appear the park suffered any notable damage from the storm, the mayor said.
Update at 11:30 a.m. -- The park is open. Power is restored. Some rides may be down part of the day, however, because of the weather yesterday.
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