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New Canaan Power Restoration Efforts To Start Friday

New Canaan officials say power restoration efforts won't start until Friday at the earliest while crews work to make roads safe for passage.
New Canaan officials say power restoration efforts won't start until Friday at the earliest while crews work to make roads safe for passage. Photo Credit: Melvin Mason

NEW CANAAN, Conn. – Power restoration efforts in New Canaan will not begin until Friday at the earliest, as crews continue to work on trees and power lines felled by Hurricane Sandy, town officials said.

The town Emergency Operations Center issued a press release late Wednesday morning to notify people that power restoration won’t start until at least the end of the week, once roads are accessible to emergency vehicles. Officials said that power to customers who do have it may have to be shut off temporarily to safely restore it to others.

More than 70 percent of New Canaan’s Connecticut Light & Power customers are in the dark, and about 120 roads are impassable because of fallen trees and power lines. New Canaan public schools are closed for the rest of the week, given the lack of power and the inaccessible roads.

The town has postponed Halloween trick-or-treating because of safety concerns. Once the town has a better idea of when the streets will be made safe, Halloween will be rescheduled, officials said.

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