New Canaan EOC Shuts Down (Update)

According to CL&P, only six customers in New Canaan are still without power.

Update 12:30 p.m.

The Emergency Operations Center closed at noon, according to Director of Emergency Management Mike Handler. 

On Tuesday morning there were more than 500 residences without power in New Canaan, according to Mike Handler. By noon, the CL&P website reported that number is down to six.

The Emergency Operations Center closed at noon, and residents with problems with power are asked to call CL&P at 800-286-2000. 

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Original Story

By Monday night, only three residences in New Canaan were without power. After a storm came through town overnight, the number grew to approximately 260 by Tuesday morning, according to Director of Emergency Management Michael Handler.

There are wires down on the west side of town, including Ponus Ridge at Clearview, which temporarily knocked out power to . Power to the school has been restored and school is opening on schedule.

“The kids were already at the bus stop and it takes more than a half hour to change the school schedule,” Handler told Patch. “We have police officers stationed where wires are down, the highway department is assessing what needs to be done to make roads safe, and CL&P is working to restore power.”

Following is a press release from the Office of Emergency Management:

As of 8:00 a.m. this morning (Monday) the overnight rain and wind have caused additional power outages in several areas of town.  CL&P has been notified and Town Highway crews are working to clear the road closures as quickly as possible.  The Emergency Management Team continues to man the Emergency Operations Center at the New Canaan PD.

Public schools are opening under normal schedule at this time. 

Residents continue to be warned that ANY wire on the ground should be considered live and be given a wide berth.  If you see a wire down or, you have lost power again please contact CL&P at 800-286-2000.  Please call 203-594-4100 with any additional questions or concerns.


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