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New Canaan's Emergency Center Stays Open For Nor'easter

NEW CANAAN, Conn. – New Canaan’s Emergency Operations Center will remain open as  the town prepares for a Nor’easter expected to bring high winds and possibly threaten the power that was restored after Hurricane Sandy.

Emergency Management Director Mike Handler told residents on Wednesday morning that Connecticut Light and Power crews in town working on restoring power will remain to complete restorations as well as to address new outages expected from the Nor’easter.

The National Weather Service has placed New Canaan  on a high-wind warning from midday today until Thursday morning. Wind gusts are expected between 25 and 35 mph with maximum gusts reaching 70 mph.

As of 10:55 a.m. Wednesday, 41 CL&P customers in New Canaan are still without power, which is less than 1 percent of the utility’s customers in town. More than 80 percent of customers lost power after Hurricane Sandy hit town last Monday.

Handler said anyone who still doesn’t have power should call CL&P at (800) 286-2000 and the emergency operations center at (203) 594-4100.

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