This morning, New Canaan First Selectman Kevin Moynihan reported from the Emergency Operations Center that 84% of New Canaan customers are without power and restoration has not yet begun and it is expected that full power restoration of power in New Canaan by Eversource will take several days.
"Due to downed trees and power lines many roads in New Canaan remain closed. Avoid walking or driving near downed wires near your home or on town roads and please do not cross barriers.
Optimum phone and Internet service is also out.
Downtown New Canaan has power and many shops and restaurants are open as well as Acme and Walter Stewarts Market.
Town Hall and the Library are open for free open Internet access and charging phones.
If you have an emergency please call 9-1-1 and report your emergency. If you need information or other assistance please call the EOC at 203-594-4100.
"We will continue to update you with EOC outcalls and emails as we have more information to report," Moynihan says.