This morning, Saturday, February 4, Russ Kimes, Emergency Management Director for the Town of New Canaan provided a community update saying, "Eversource is reporting 113 outages in New Canaan (1.3% of customers), down from roughly 300 at the apex of the storm. Eversource has not provided any restoration estimates to Emergency Management, but informed us that there are 3 crews in town currently working, with over a dozen crews headed to New Canaan in the next couple of hours. The outage on Ponus Ridge is reported to be complex with 4 sections of wires down and needing repair. We continue to pressure Eversource to provide estimates and more crews to New Canaan for service restoration."
Due to the extreme cold temperatures, if your power is out Kimes recommends shutting off the water in your home and opening the faucets to drain them to prevent frozen pipes.
The New Canaan YMCA is again partnering with Emergency Management and offering the use of its showers for residents in need. Bring your own towel and the facility is open from 730AM to 630PM.
If you do not have somewhere to stay and require overnight shelter, contact New Canaan Police at 203-594-3500 who will work with Emergency Management to find you overnight shelter. If you have an emergency dial 911. Stay away from and treat every power line that is down as live and dangerous.