New Fairfield Public Works and the Fire Department worked into the evening to clear as much of the storm debris as possible. Crews are unable to clear wires and poles from the roads until Eversource is on scene to de-energize the lines. Due to widespread damage in the State, New Fairfield officials do not expect Eversource to arrive in town until early this morning.
Due to the extent of the damage in Town, First Selectman Pat Del Monaco has declared an Emergency in New Fairfield.
Residents were asked to shelter in place if able to do so until crews have cleared the remaining trees and wires from the roads. People are urged not to attempt to drive under or over downed trees and power lines. Although the wire is on the ground they could be energized.
As of 5am Wednesday, Eversource is reporting 3,202 outages, about 52.63% of town.