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Wilton Expects Hurricane Winds To Peak Monday Evening

WILTON, Conn. - The following statement is  from Wilton Police Capt. John Lynch:

The latest state of emergency management information predicts Hurricane Sandy winds to peak today [Monday] between 3 p.m. and 3 a.m. Tuesday, which will curtail Connecticut Light & Power’s restoration activity during this dangerous weather period.

Gov. Malloy has banned truck and vehicular traffic on limited access state highways effective 1 p.m. Citizens returning home will not be affected. Consistent with state directions, Wilton Town Hall will close at 1 p.m. to allow employees to safely return home. Town officials urge all residents to stay home unless absolutely necessary. The Town of Wilton’s Emergency Operations Center was upgraded from partial activation to full activation as of 8 a.m. The Town’s emergency shelter at Miller Driscoll School opened this morning and is available to citizens who need shelter or assistance. CERT [Community Emergency Response Team] personnel have been alerted and are on standby to provide assistance to public safety officials as required. Other facilities that have offered assistance to citizens are as follows: •         Wilton Family Y •         Comstock Community Center •         Trackside Community Center •         St. Matthews Church (WEBCO Complex) •         Georgetown Cultural Center (G&B Building) The Wilton Library will be closed Monday and Tuesday and will reopen Wednesday. Check the Town’s website (www.wiltonct.org) for updated information and operating hours for these facilities. Please contact Wilton Police to report any emergencies on 911. The non-emergency contact number is 203-834-6260. Thanks again for everyone’s cooperation.

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