Today, New Canaan First Selectman Kevin Moynihan said that Eversource crews are in town opening the remaining 31 blocked roads and restoring power. Below is today's update from Moynihan.
Eversource released a briefing report at 10:00 pm last night estimating that the vast majority of its 480,000 customers without power will be restored by midnight next Tuesday with many customers being restored sooner. Because of the loss of power, Optimum phone and internet service remains out, and it is reported that AT&T mobile service is out in the Northern part of town because the AT&T antenna at the Country Club tower on Smith Ridge Road has no generator.
Residents can find free open Internet access and phone charging at the Library, in and around Town Hall and seniors only can go to Lapham Center for cooling, charging and Internet access. Please be sure to wear your masks and maintain social distancing at these locations.
For residents in need, the Waveny Pool showers will be available from 8:00 am to 11:00 am and 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm. Please bring your own towels and wear yours masks when entering.
If you have an emergency please call 9-1-1. If you need information or other assistance please call the Emergency Operations Center at 203-594-4100. Please call to tell us if you have particular needs such as fresh water or Internet access over the weekend.
Remember that downed power wires are very dangerous and should not be walked or driven over and please do not cross barriers. We will continue to update you with EOC outcalls and emails daily as we have more information.
The EOC Facebook page, New Canaan Office of Emergency Management, has been reactivated for more frequent updates and for interactive feedback from Facebook users.
According to Eversource, there are 65.86% of New Canaan customers offline at this time. Click here for more information.
*Image courtesy New Canaan OEM Facebook page.