In Danbury, there are about 150 calls for wires and trees down. Fire and Police personnel are sorting through the calls and prioritizing the response. Assistant Fire Chief Mark Omasta says the Candlewood Lake area is devastated and it will take time for the power to be restored.
Due the the Severity of yesterday’s storm, and the multiple road closures, New Milford officials are asking all residents and Town employees to stay off the roads unless absolutely necessary. This will let emergency crews safely do their work and get roads clear in the fastest ways possible.
Area towns are stepping up to help those that were devastated by yesterday's storm. Ridgefield Police say Brookfield has requested temporary stop signs from the town. Brookfield ran out from closing so many roads due to storm damage. The Still River Greenway will be closed until further notice.
There is extensive storm damage to a number of Connecticut State Parks and Forests. Squantz Pond in New Fairfield, Putnam Park in Redding, Southford Falls in Oxford and Kettletown in Southbury are among the parks that will remain closed until an assessment can be made of damage. The state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection is urging the public to stay out of the parks until hazard mitigation can take place.
Newtown officials are reminding drivers not to drive around cones or barricades. They have been placed by first responders and Public Works crews for the safety of the public.