HEADLINES

Wilton's Storm Recovery: Road Clearing and Power Restoration

Road Clearing/Power Restoration

  • As of 10:00 p.m. last night, Monday, August 10. 1,045 residents had their power restored since last night’s update. 1,746 or 23% still remain without power. 
  • The largest outage cluster is 353 customers on the Nod Hill line.  The line runs the length of Nod Hill, Whipstick, Olmstead and along most connecting roads. The line had a number of downed poles. Eversource is showing an ETR of tomorrow. 
  • The two heavily damaged power centers in Weston appear to have been repaired.  Localized issues continue to cause outages along those circuits. 
  • The Eversource outage map was down for most of the last night but has now been restored. 
  • Significant progress was made on blocked roads and shared driveways 
  • Both DPW and Eversource will return later to deal with debris and old wires and poles. 
  • Optimum and Frontier continue to be seen working in town.

Cooling Center:  Wilton High School Field House is open as a cooling center tomorrow.  

  • Hours are 8:45 a.m. to 5:45 p.m.
  • Walk-in or sign up on e-trak for a 2-hour time period.  (On e-Trak, click rentals, click reservations).
  • Maximum 50 people. 25 slots per time period reserved for walk-ins.
  • Must be a Wilton resident.
  • Must wear a mask or face covering.
  • Must complete a short form (name, address, phone #, emergency contact name and #).
  • No food can be brought in, water is OK.
  • Tables and chairs provided.
  • Bathrooms available, no showers.

Water:  Potable water available at Fire Headquarters 24/7.  Distribution from front (non-Town Hall side of the building).   

WiFi/Charging at Comstock:  Please see details below.  

Outdoor WiFi:  Back of Town Hall, outside all schools,  Comstock and the Library.   The password for all town and school buildings is Warrior1. No password is required for the Library.

August 11th Primary:  Three polling locations are open between 6:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m.  Find your poll location here. A sample ballot is available here.  Additional information is available here. Absentee ballots must be returned no later than 8:00 p.m. on August 11th.  Ballots can be placed in the secure ballot box located outside Police Headquarters.

Detailed Case Data:

The CT Data Center reported the following for Wilton as of 8:30 p.m. August 9th and versus the dates prior to the start of Phase 1 and Phase 2:

  • 243 cases, 36 additional since June 16th and 43 since May 19th.
  • 2,954 residents tested, 1,804 since June 16th and 2,204 since May 19th.
  • 3,937 tests performed, 2,485 since June 16th .
  • 42 deaths, 1 since June 16th and 5 since May 19th.

CT DPH reported the following for Fairfield County and Statewide as of 8:30 p.m. August 6th:

  • 18,035 cases, 1,654 additional since 6/16      50,567 cases, 5,138 additional since 6/16
  • 1,409 deaths, 57 additional since 6/16           4,444 deaths, 225 additional since 6/16
  • 21 hospitalized, 47 less than 6/16                   64 hospitalized, 122 less than 6/16

“You have to have responsibility for yourself but also a societal responsibility that you’re getting infected is not just you in a vacuum.” Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and member of the White House Coronavirus Task Force. 

If you have any questions, the fastest way to reach me is through email at  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .  If you tag me on Facebook, it will likely be lost among the high number of notices I receive.   

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