Winter Storm Update

From First Selectman Matt Hoey Early this morning, we opened the Emergency Operations Center to address the impact from the storm. We are experiencing widespread power outages due to a significant number of downed trees. We had crews working throughout the night to remove trees that did not involve wires to allow for access to roads for plowing and emergency vehicles. We continue to work to remove trees and have engaged private contractors to assist in the effort. We are working closely with Eversource resources to begin restoration efforts. Their priorities are as follows: 1. Priority 1/E-911 issues. 2. Overall assessment. 3. Tree removal involving wires. 4. Restoration. At this time, there

Safety During And After Storms

With the latest storms that have affected our area, it is important to remember some key safety tips to remember during and after the storm. Power Line Safety After Storms If You See Downed Power Lines: ​Do not go near downed lines or fallen wires. Stay away from anything touching downed lines (tree limbs, vehicles, puddles, etc.).​ If someone already made contact with a power line, do not try to rescue them. You can’t help if you become a victim. Call 911. Report downed power lines by calling 911. Keep Your Distance From Objects Near Overhead Lines: ​Metal objects like fences and guardrails can become energized if a power line contacts them. Do not attempt to remove tree limbs from power li

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