SUNDAY: 40% of Weston still in the dark; schools closed through Tuesday

SUNDAY, 10:30PM — There are still about 1,500 Weston homes in the dark tonight, about 40% of the total Connecticut Light and Power customers in town. As of this time, Weston has the highest percentage still without power of any of the towns CL&P serves. CL&P has given a global estimate of Tuesday night for full restoration of power.

Weston schools will remain closed through Tuesday. Colleen Palmer, superintendent of schools, said Sunday that the school district was told by the town’s emergency operations center that it would still not be safe to transport students to school on Tuesday, Nov. 6.

Weston High School is being used as an emergency overnight shelter tonight, with cots available, and pets allowed in crates. “Please do no stay in a cold home,” First Selectman Gayle Weinstein urged residents in a CodeRed Alert message this evening, as temperatures dip into the low 40s and upper 30s. The comfort station at the high school extended its hours today to accomodate those who continue to be without electricity, heat, and water.

The Weston Transfer Station will be open 8AM-3:45PM Monday through Friday, and it is accepting storm debris — brush and downed trees only — free of charge until Monday, Nov. 12. Logs may not be bigger than 10 inches in diameter. Proof of residency is required; contractors must have a signed letter from homeowners. The town has contracted with a company that will clear debris from the roadsides beginning Tuesday or Wednesday.

The Senior Center and the Weston Public Library wil operate on their regular schedules on Monday.

The polls will be open at Weston Middle School on Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 6.

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