Eversource crews reconnected about 750 Bethel customers yesterday, but the leaves slightly more than 5,000 homes and businesses yet to be reconnected. First Selectman Matt Knickerbocker says they are aware there are still roads blocked by downed trees with power lines tangled in them. Restoration work in those areas cannot begin until those roads are cleared. He is pressing Eversource, with extreme urgency, to supply more "make safe" crews to work alongside the town's highway department to finish clearing those areas.
The municipal center will be open for charging devices from 9am until 8pm. It will also be open over the weekend from 9am to 6pm. Stony Hill Fire Department will be open from 9am to 6pm today through the weekend for charging stations.
When using the facilities Bethel residents will be asked a few health screening questions and will be required to wear a mask. Due to social distancing requirements, space is limited, and people can be there for no more than one hour.
Showers will be available at Bethel Middle School:
Friday, Aug. 7 6am - 9am
3pm - 7pm
Saturday, Aug. 8 6am - Noon
Sunday, Aug. 9 6am - Noon
Enter at the back of the school. Signs will be posted to help guide you. Charging stations will also be available at BMS.