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Good Progress in New Canaan Today! Blocked Roads Now at 13, 58% of Town Without Power (Down from 75% this Morning)

Eversource reports that about 58% of New Canaan customers remain without power at this time, down from 75% this morning. 
 
Eversource crews in town have made real progress working with our Public Works crews to reduce the number of blocked roads to 13 from 30 earlier today.
 
As reported earlier, Eversource is estimating that the vast majority of its now 380,000 customers in CT without power will be restored by midnight next Tuesday with many customers being restored sooner.
 
Residents using Optimum phone and internet service remain without service in many parts of town due to lack of power, and AT&T mobile service at the Country Club tower is expected to be restored by early evening.
 
Residents can find free Internet access and phone charging this weekend outdoors at the Library, indoors and around Town Hall and Lapham Center (for seniors only) on Saturday from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm and on Sunday from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm. In addition, free Internet access is available outdoors around the Vine Cottage at 61 Main Street and on the patios surrounding Waveny House as well as at the New Canaan High School parking lot. Please be sure to wear your masks and maintain social distancing when indoors 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 this weekend. Please bring your own towels and wear yours masks when entering.
 
Potable water is available at the Fire House at 60 Main Street and at the South parking lot side of the YMCA on South Avenue.
 
If you need information or other assistance please call the Emergency Operations Center at 203-594-4100 from 7:00 am to 7:00 pm on Saturday and Sunday, or call the Police Department after hours at 203-594-3500. If you have an emergency please call 9-1-1. 
 
Remember that downed electric 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, facebook.com/NewCanaanOEM, has been reactivated for more frequent updates and for interactive feedback from Facebook users.
 

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