The following message is from Wilton Emergency Management.
WILTON, Conn. ? The Town of Wilton continues to operate under state of emergency conditions, with 79 percent of the town still without power. On Wednesday night, power was restored to approximately 296 homes. Road clearing and making safe operations are continuing, but power restoration is now the main priority of most utility crews.
Today, Connecticut Light & Power will have nine line crews, four tree crews and seven service crews working in Wilton. Service crews are only responsible for reconnecting electrical service to residences. Crews will be working in the following areas: • Catalpa Road • Mountain Road • Indian Hill Road • Cedar Road Area • Sturges Ridge Road • New Canaan Road (Route 106)
In addition, efforts are being made to restore power to the Mather Street area to enable the Transfer Station, where storm damage also occurred, to reopen. Initially, 117 Wilton roads were blocked by downed wires and trees. As of 11 a.m. Thursday, 77 roads were clear or passable in one lane.
No power restoration estimates are available yet for Wilton. However, CL&P’s senior vice president for emergency restorations stated this morning that CL&P expects substantial restoration to be completed by Monday or Tuesday.
Bottled water has been delivered to the Wilton Fire Department. Citizens may pick up bottled water at the Town Hall Fire Station after 1 p.m.
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