Vernon, Conn. (WTNH) – In Vernon, there are several streets where the town can’t removed a down tree, because of down wires. The Fire Chief says there are approximately thirty homes isolated in town. He can’t get fire truck in, can’t get an ambulance in and it’s six days after the storm. More than twenty streets here have been blocked in some way because of power lines tangled in downed trees. Kara Bellows said, “I’m just worried, because there’s older people in the neighborhood and they need people to make sure that they’re good to go and ambulances can get to if they need to.” The situation here and in the towns around appears to be a tragedy waiting to happen. “She’s legally blind and she’s supposed to be twenty-four hours, seven days a week on oxygen, which we were unable to do and then, I just had open heart surgery eight weeks ago and been blocked in,” said Roger Hlobik. Wayne Bernaiche said, “Hopefully they get some people in here to start grounding. This can’t be moved until it’s grounded so everybody sits on their hands.” The local mayor says that’s just one of his problems. Mayor Jason McCoy said, “We lost two generators at our sewer treatment plant, ya know, these generators are built to go two, three, four days, not built to go five, six, seven days. Having just had the stress from Irene creates a big problem.” McCoy says coordination with CL&P has been a nightmare and the local state senator says it’s the same in the surrounding towns in this region. They have public works crews ready to clear the roads, but can’t. Sen. Tony Guglielmo said, “They’re told the crews going to be out, they put their guys on overtime, they have them go over there, then the crew from CL&P doesn’t show up.” Some people are taking things into their own hands to remove trees from wires. The fire chief says this is highly not recommend. The Mayor says CL&P told him there were 24 crews in town today. The State Senator says CL&P told him there were 32 crews. So far they haven’t seen too many of them and they sure would like to.