It will likely to take anywhere from one to two weeks for all power to be fully restored in Bethel, according to First Selectman Matt Knickerbocker.
This is based on previous experience with large scale outages. Most roads were reopened yesterday morning, with the exception of roads that are blocked with downed wires and trees with wires. Knickerbocker is reminding residents that Bethel highway crews are prohibited from clearing any trees where wires are involved; they crews must wait for qualified Eversource "make safe" technicians.
Residential brush and tree limbs can be dropped off at the transfer station at no charge. You must show Bethel ID, and this is for residential customers only. Commercial tree cutters are not included.
Currently major road closures in town include: Route 58 between Jacobs Lane and Putnam Memorial Park, Route 302 immediately East of Judd Ave, and Payne Rd between Buff Lane and Shelter Rock Rd.