HEADLINES

Roads Open, Downed Wires and Broken Poles Repaired in New Canaan

This afternoon (Saturday, August 8) First Selectman Kevin Moynihan said that Eversource reports that about 47% of New Canaan customers remain without power at this time, down from 58% last evening. 
 
Below are today's storm recovery updates from Moynihan
 
Eversource continued to make progress working with our Public Works crews to open all fully blocked roads and repair downed wires and broken poles.
 
Eversource is estimating that the vast majority of its now 260,000 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 mainly due to lack of power.
 
Residents can find free Internet access and phone charging on Sunday outdoors at the Library, and from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm indoors at Town Hall and Lapham Center (for seniors only). 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 of a shower, the Waveny Pool showers will be available on Sunday from 8:00 am to 11:00 am and 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm and the YMCA will be open for members and non-members from 7:30 am to 3:00 pm on Sunday. Please bring your own towels and wear yours masks when entering.
 
Potable water and bottled 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 Sunday, or call the Police Department after hours at 203-594-3500. If you have an emergency please call 9-1-1. 
 
Although most downed power wires on roads have been repaired please remember that downed wires anywhere are very dangerous and should not be walked or driven over and please do not cross barriers.
 
Thank you and Stay Safe.
 
 

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