Plumtrees to West Street and nearby roads, Hanover, Brushy Hill, Poverty Hollow, New Lebbon, Bear Hills and Jeremiah roads are being worked on by Connecticut Light & Power Friday, the First Selectman Pat Llodra said in an afternoon press release.
With about the same number of crews working in town as Thursday -- 18 line and 8 tree -- representatives CL&P and its parent company, Northeast Utilities, have told Llodra that their focus will be on those roadways Friday.
More roads may be possibly done today, Llodra said, adding that adding another release may be issued later.
As of about 1 p.m., more than 3,700 Newtown customers were without power, an increase from early this morning but that may be because of ongoing work in the town, Llodra said. Some neighborhoods may have to be temporarily powered down in order to get others up on electricity, she said.
Anyone with family members in the town with special needs is asked to contact the first selectman's office at 203-270-4202.
Residents who have generators are asked to turn that equipment off when CL&P crews are in the neighborhood as in some cases, those equipment can become explosive due to electrical current that sometimes is "blasted" through the system as part of the repair work.
Although power was restored to Meadowbrook mobile park, residents there are asked to boil their water as a precautionary measure, the state Department of Public Health and town officials said. The loss of power can introduce contaminates into small public drinking systems, though no instances contamination has been reported, officials said.
Newtown High School is open for showers between 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., Sat. and Sun., Sept. 3 and 4. No showers will be available at Reed Intermediate School on Saturday and Sunday.
Bottled water and ice also will be distributed 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday and Sunday at Reed Intermediate School.
Residents who lost electricity are urged to throw away all of the food in their refrigerator. Covered dumpsters are available for food disposal, courtesy of Associated Refuse Haulers, at the Botsford and Hawleyville volunteer fire departments and at Newtown High School. They will be marked "Food Waste Only." Residents also can throw out food waste at the Transfer Station free of charge and without a permit, officials said.
The transfer station also will be open until sunset through Sept. 4.
For entertainment, head on over to the pool at Treadwell Park for the last few days of swimming before the season ends. The town's park and recreation department announced that hours for pool are 2:30 to 7 p.m., Friday, Sept. 2; 10 a.m. - 7 p.m., Saturday and Sunday; and 1 to 7 p.m., Monday before being closed for the season.
Eichler's Cove beach has already closed for the season.
Borough Warden Jim Gaston also announced he will open offices at Edmond Town Hall from 3 to 5 p.m., Saturday and Sunday, where residents can come charge phones, computers and other devices. Bottled water also will be available.
Finally residents who experienced damage, such as flooding, tree damage into homes, as a result of Tropical Storm Irene are encouraged to report the damage to the authorities as part of an effort to determine the town's and state's qualification for federal disaster relief funds.
Report the information to Fire Marshal Bill Halstead's office at 203-270-4370 or firstname.lastname@example.org Provide your name, address, telephone number and a contact person for the information.
Gov. Dannel Malloy also said residents can report it to the state's free Infoline, 2-1-1 or online at www.211ct.org