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Many New Canaan Residents Powered Up this Weekend, Cooling and Charging, WiFi Available at Town Hall

This afternoon, New Canaan First Selectman Kevin Moynihan said that many residents had power restored over the weekend but a number of town roads remain without power at this time due to major infrastructure damage to Eversource equipment in several areas in town.
 
See Moynihan's storm recovery update below:
 
Our Public Works crews are continuing to work with Eversource to remove trees that are leaning on power lines and preventing the restoration of homes nearby.
 
On Sunday there was confusion about whether some roads were restored or not as many residents called the EOC to report that their power was still out and yet the Eversource outage map did not show them as out. 
 
We have been working overnight and non-stop with Eversource to confirm outages and to help them focus their restoration work.
 
As I mentioned on Sunday’s outcall, New Canaan has a substantial number of “Single Lights Out”, that is, outages unrelated to systemic damage, which will be the last to be restored and likely will go beyond Eversource’s midnight Tuesday goal for substantial restoration in New Canaan. The EOC will stay after Eversource until every home is restored.
 
If you have power restored and your Optimum phone or Wi-fi is not working please call Optimum to report your outage as they may have a systemic problem in your neighborhood.
 
A reminder again that residents can find free Internet access and phone charging and also cooling on this hot day at Town Hall and Lapham Center (for seniors only). 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 are available from 8:00 am to 11:00 am and 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm and the YMCA is open for members and non-members from 7:30 am to 3:00 pm. 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.
 
If you need assistance please call the Emergency Operations Center at 203-594-4100 from 7:00 am to 7:00 pm, 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.
 
I will plan to make another outcall later today as we have more information about Eversource’s progress to report.
 

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