CLEARING AND RESTORATION UPDATE
- 18 line and 10 tree crews are working on restoration while an additional two crews are working with local Department of Public Works staff on clearing about 10 blocked roads
- 8 additional crews are on their way from Maine today, Saturday
- At the start of Saturday, the number of outages in Newtown fell to below 4,500 – or 40-percent of the town – the lowest since the October storm left town.
- Parts of Castle Hill Road, Maltbie Road, Great Quarter Road and Turkey Hill Road reported having their power restored Friday night
- Crews also were spotted in the Taunton Lake area
- CL&P said 99-percent of the town will be restored by 11:59 p.m., Sunday and full restoration expected by Wednesday
- Transfer station is open dawn to dusk every day until further notice to accept yard debris from any resident. (Applies only to yard waste)
- Associated’s Pat Caruso has installed dumpsters strictly for food waste at Newtown High School, and Botsford and Hawleyville fire stations.
- Residents can pickup Meals-Ready-to-Eat (MREs) and water at the Sandy Hook firehouse, 18 Riverside Road
- Showers available at Newtown High School from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. this weekend. Newtown Middle School on Queen Street, Newtown Youth Academy (Fairfield Hills campus) and Masonicare, 137 Toddy Hill Road, also available for showers
- and has wireless Internet
- Municipal Center and high school is open for recharging electronic devices through the weekend
DID YOU KNOW
- Daylight Savings is this Sunday. Clocks will "fall back" one hour at 2 a.m.
- It's been seven days since the snow storm hit and about 40-percent of the town is without power. At about this same time following Tropical Storm Irene – seven days – 4-percent of the town was powerless.
- Main Street trick-or-treating but St. Rose
- 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. Saturday that will be open to the public for free
- Newtown United Methodist Church is cancelling the Spaghetti Dinner that would have been held 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
Editor's note: This article has been updated with additional information.