NEWS ALERT: Access into and out of Weston is limited

A typical scene from the cab of Engine 4 this morning — a service line and pole in the road on Forest Road. —Stephan Grozinger photo

UPDATE: As of 11 a.m., 100% of the town of Weston is without power according to CL&P.

Weston public officials are urging residents to stay home and “sheltered in place” while workers clear the roadways and restore power. Close to 100 roads are reported to be closed due to downed trees and wires.

Selectman Dave Muller, who is acting as Weston’s public information officer in Sandy’s aftermath, said “access into and out of town is very limited.”

Because of hazardous conditions on the roadways the town is not opening a comfort station at the high school at this time so as not to put people at risk on the roads.  Officials will be meeting at 3 p.m. today to reassess the situation.

Power crews were staged in Weston before the storm hit and at least two power crews – a tree crew and a line crew are working now on restoring power.

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Weston firefighters clearing a path for Engine 4 to respond to a call on Forest Road (structure damage). —Stephan Grozinger photo

Weston Firefighters cleared this tree at the height of the storm Monday evening to re-establish access to the southern part of town. You can see Station 2 (Lyons Plain Firehouse) in the background. —Stephan Grozinger photo

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