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- School will be closed for the rest of this week
- Showers now available at Newtown Middle School on Queen Street, Newtown Youth Academy (Fairfield Hills campus) and Masonicare, 137 Toddy Hill Road.
- Shelter is still at Newtown Middle School. 31 people spent the night Monday.
- Water is available at Sandy Hook firehouse but call your local fire station to see if they have any left
- MRE food is expected to arrive later today and will be distributed
CLEARING AND RESTORATION UPDATE
- Officials said that work to repower parts of the main circuit that feeds parts of Main Street, Garner Correctional Facility, parts of Nunnawauk Meadows, Newtown High School and Reed Intermediate School was not yet successful. Crews are still working to fix the problems. This is a reversal to what was said initially. By the end of the day, Garner, parts of Nunnawauk and high school remain powerless.
- Priorities today are to finish Main Street and clear Poverty Hollow, Walnut Tree and School House Hill roads
- AT&T has said it is bringing in generators to its towers to help with cell phone and communication failures
- Commercial strip also considered to be a priority
- There are now six line and tree crews working in Newtown now. More coming from Georgia but uncertain when they will arrive.
- Staging area at Fairfield Hills is only for utility crews and they are going to be dispatched to work in Newtown and Monroe – the hardest hit areas.
- CL&P won't have an estimate on when power will be restored to Newtown until Wednesday at the earliest.
- As of Tuesday noon, 95-percent of the town is still without power
- Please be careful of carbon monoxide poisoning if using a generator
- If you spot utility crews working in your neighborhood, please turn off your generator because there may be an electrical hazard with it if power returns to your neighborhood
- Haunted Hayride that was suppose to have been for this weekend, Nov. 4 has been canceled. The trails are still dangerous and parks and recreation officials said they don't want to risk it.
- Late state tax filing deadline has been extended to Nov. 15. It was to have been Oct. 30 but in light of the storm, the deadline has been extended
- President Barack Obama has signed up on a request to have the October storm declared a disaster. This is just a first-stage declaration that makes the state eligible for some federal assistance.
Editor's note: This article will be updated throughout the day.