CLEARING AND RESTORATION UPDATE
- At the start of Friday, the number of outages in Newtown stands at 5,767 homes and businesses, or 52-percent of the town
- Parts of Glen Road, Buttonball Drive, Walnut Tree Hill Road, Valley Field Road South, and Boggs Hill Road reported having their power restored Thursday night
- Crews also were spotted on Hanover, Sanford and Tamarack roads Thursday
- 19 roadways still have downed trees and wires blocking travel and dozens of others with some other hazard. Conditions in many ways is worse than the day before as some trees that were once leaning on wires have now given way
- CL&P appears to be ramping up its tree crews to focus on clearing blocked roads
- Gov. Dannel Malloy is calling in the National Guard to help some communities clear roads. First Selectman Pat Llodra said she was told the National Guard lacks crews that can clear both downed trees and wires, which require specialized certifications.
- Masonicare and Maplewood have had their power restored
- Residents are invited for
- 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 during those times
- 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 from 8 a.m. to 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
DID YOU KNOW
- Daylight Savings is this Sunday. Clocks will "fall back" one hour at 2 a.m.
- It's been six days since the snow storm hit and about half of the town remains in the dark with significant wire and tree damage on the roadways. At about this same time following Tropical Storm Irene, 14-percent of the town was powerless.
- Main Street trick-or-treating
- Flagpole Radio Cafe has postponed its Deborah Henson-Conant performance but in its place will hold an open house at Edmond Town Hall at 7 p.m. that will be open to the public for free
- 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 more than 70 calls in connection with possible carbon monoxide poisoning and Please be careful of carbon monoxide poisoning if using a generator