Comfort station open until 9 tonight; schools are closed until FRIDAY

Crews from CL&P gathered at Weston Town Hall Tuesday to get a briefing. —Dave Muller photo

MONDAY, 7PM: A comfort station remains open at Weston Middle School until 9 p.m. this evening. Selectman Dave Muller said about 30-40 people were there in the first few hours, mostly to use the Internet and re-charge electronic devices. Others filled water jugs and picked up water bottles.

First Selectman Gayle Weinstein said the comfort station will re-open tomorrow at Weston High School, instead. It will be open from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. Private showers, potable water, and charging outlets will be available.

Weston schools will be closed through Friday. Superintendent Colleen Palmer will make a determination about the following week.

There will be a “Trunk-or-Treat” set up at Weston Intermediate School tomorrow, Wednesday, Oct. 31, for Halloween. The town is requesting no trick-or-treating on neighborhood roads. Instead, bring candy and kids to go from car to car at the intermediate school from 4-6 p.m.

Power is slowly being restored in town. CL&P is reporting 96% are still without power, down slightly from the 100% out earlier today.

Routes 57 and 53 are mostly clear of debris, but approximately 133 smaller roads are still blocked at this time, mainly with downed wires.

Mr. Muller said there were seven CL&P crews in town today, “which is a surprisingly good number.” During last year’s storm, the town had no CL&P personnel town the day after the storm; “It was day eight before we had this many people here,” he said.

The crews were triaging with Weston DPW and police today, and are trying to focus on clearing trees from lines and making areas safe. There is still no estimation from CL&P as to when powere will be fully restored in town.

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