It is important to recognize that a hazardous materials emergency can occur along transportation routes in addition to fixed facilities.
High Hazard Potential Areas
In Ledyard, the following areas are recognized as having the highest potential for a transportation related hazardous materials incident:
Algonquin Gas Pipeline - Northeast corner of the town
Naval Submarine Base - Southwest corner of the town
P&W Railroad - Groton to Preston parallel to Thames River
Route 117 - Groton to Preston
Route 12 - Groton to Preston
Route 2 - Preston to North Stonington
Route 214 - Route 12 to Route 2
Thames River - Groton to Preston (Ledyard - Montville town line splits the river)
Yankee Gas Pipeline - Route 12 (Groton to Preston) and Hurlbutt Road (Route 12 to Thames River Crossing).
Emergency Response Procedures
Emergency response procedures for transportation accidents are broken into 3 principal categories:
Those which exist in the immediate area of the accident site but do not constitute an impact on the surrounding community
Those which exist in the immediate area of the accident and could result in an impact to the surrounding community
Those in the immediate area of the accident which are affecting the surrounding community
How Can You Be Impacted?
Although a significant incident on our transportation routes is unlikely, the impact to you would be to either shelter in place or to evacuate. Instructions for each of these emergency actions are available.
How Will You Be Notified?
In the case of an emergency on a transportation route which could affect you, the reverse 911 system will be our 1st method to try to contact you. Shortly thereafter, TV and radio station notifications will occur.
TV Stations Carrying the EAS Message
WFSB - Channel 3
WTNH - Channel 8
WVIT - Channel 30
WTIC - Channel 61
Check your local cable TV service for the cable channel selection in your area.
Local Radio Carrying the EAS Message
WNPR - 89.1 FM
WCTY - 97.7 FM (WCTY is the primary reporting station for the area)
WNLC - 98.7 FM
WQGN - 105.5 FM
WBMW - 106.5 FM
WSUB - 980 AM
WMRD - 1150 AM
WICH - 1310 AM
WLIS - 1420 AM
A secondary method for notification and for localized notifications and general information will be the Everbridge System, town website and the official towns Facebook page “Ledyard News.”
As a fall back, a daily sheet of services available and general information will be posted on the front doors of the Town Hall and fire stations during major events when commercial communication systems and power systems are not functioning in town.