Wilton Clears Roads as Work Continues on Wires

WILTON, Conn. — All the roads in town were open Wednesday as the town continued to pick up after Saturday’s early season snowstorm.

Roads that had been declared closed are now clear or at least “passable,” police Lt. Donald Wakeman said. There were no full road closures, he said, but a number of roads were still partially blocked.

“Added caution is still advised, as many roads still have branches extending out into travel lanes, and utility wires may still be hanging low in some areas,” Wakeman said.

Superintendent Gary Richards closed the schools for the rest of the week because of the problems with the roads. “There are still many roads blocked or partially blocked that will not accommodate buses,” Richards said Wednesday.

A total of 10 utility trucks and five tree trucks were working throughout town Wednesday, according to a statement from the Wilton Emergency Operations Center. “A portion of the crews will be working through the night. They have reported good progress,” the statement said. An updated progress report from the crews will be available Thursday.

As of midnight, 2,321 customers, or 31 percent of the town, were still in the dark. The latest estimate for full power restoration is 11:59 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 6, according to Connecticut Light & Power.

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