CLEARING AND RESTORATION UPDATE
- 36 line and 27 tree crews are working in town today, focused on meeting the goal of 99-percent restored in Newtown before the end of the day
- Gov Dannel Malloy says Connecticut Light & Power will not meet its goal of getting all towns to 99-percent by the end of the day, however, in the spreadsheet that he released, Newtown is among the towns that would appear to meet that goal
- Opening of schools Monday appears questionable at this point as many roads still have obstructions that either block or make travel dangerous. Officials will make the call at 4 p.m.
- CL&P says that because the focus is on getting as many people back on the grid as possible, crews will not address situations in which one or a handful of houses are without power. Those homes will have to wait until after the 99-percent goal is met
- At the start of Sunday, the number of outages in Newtown fell to about 2,310, or 21-percent of the town. That means 2,200 homes and businesses had their homes restored during the past 24 hours – the largest drop in outages since the October storm hit town eight days ago
- Parts of Boggs Hill Road, Dover Circle, Marlin Road, School House Hill Road, Shady Rest, Cross Brook Road, Jeremiah Road reported having had their power restored in the past 24 hours
- If CL&P restores the same number of customers in the next 24 hours, it will be able to reach its 99-percent restoration by 11:59 p.m. Sunday. Full restoration of the last 1-percent is expected by Wednesday
- 38 crews were in town doing work during the past 24 hours
- If all goes as scheduled, Sunday may be the last day the shelter remains opened at Newtown Middle School and showers available at the middle and high schools
- 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
- Municipal Center remains open
DID YOU KNOW
- You have an extra hour today. Daylight Savings ended today and clocks were set back an hour at 2 a.m.
- This is the ninth day some parts of town have been without power. Outages are at 21-percent compared to 2-percent or a couple hundred of homes or businesses at about this same time period following Tropical Storm Irene
- 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
- Some homes reportedly had fires break out at their homes, reportedly due to an electrical malfunction, once power was restored, including that caused minor damage
Editor's note: This article has been updated since it was originally published.