CLEARING AND RESTORATION UPDATE
- At least 12 line and 12 tree crews are in town doing work Thursday, Connecticut Light & Power says. 14 line crews and 6 tree crews were in Newtown Wednesday
- Streets and neighborhoods targetted for today include Walnut Tree Village, Glen Road, Pole Bridge Road and others that are part of the 12M5 circuit, which the company says will bring 1,300 customers back on line Thursday
- Masonicare now has power and they are still working on Nunnawauk Meadow senior housing
- As of 11 a.m., Thursday, 68-percent or 7,400 homes and businesses were in the dark. At the start of today, 6,300 CL&P customers or The outages have gone up because crews have had to shut down reclosers temporarily in order to work on repair outages.
- Main Street, Church Hill Road, including Sandy Hook Center, and parts of Queen Street as of Wednesday
- Restoration to 99-percent of Newtown expected prior to the start of Sunday.
- Transfer station is open dawn to dusk and will accept any storm related debris from any resident;
- Associated’s Pat Caruso has installed dumpsters strictly for food waste at Newtown High School, and Botsford and Hawleyville fire stations.
- Edmond Town Hall theater has added matinees, 1 and 4 p.m., on Thursday and Friday and offered a Smurfs film
- Residents can pickup Meals-Ready-to-Eat (MREs) and water at the Sandy Hook firehouse, 18 Riverside Road
- Showers now available at Newtown High School until 9 p.m. Showers also remain available at Newtown Middle School on Queen Street, Newtown Youth Academy (Fairfield Hills campus) and Masonicare, 137 Toddy Hill Road.
- and has wireless Internet
- Municipal Center and high school is open for recharging electronic devices
BUSINESS SERVICES OR DEALS
- Sandy Hook Center is open for business, including PJS Laundromat, which is open until 10 p.m.
- Stone River Grille will be open at 3 p.m. Thursday and kids under 15 will eat free during the power outage
- Charter on Commerce Road has opened its facility for anyone to use its wi-fi Internet
- Big Buddha Cigar Lounge on Hawleyville Road also has had its cable, Internet, phone restored and is inviting anyone into its lounge to charge devices or hang out
- Newtown United Methodist Church is cancelling the Spaghetti Dinner that would have been held this Saturday
- 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.
- Town has received 70 calls in connection with possible carbon monoxide poisoning. 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
DID YOU KNOW
- It has been five days since the October snow storm hit
- It took 10 days before Newtown was at 100-percent following Tropical Storm Irene
Editor's note: This article has been updated since it was originally published
Correction: Food dumpsters are at Botsford and Hawleyville fire stations in adidition to Newtown High School. Due to incorrect town information, one of the fire stations was misidentified.