Ridgefield First Selectman Rudy Marconi is relaying a message from Eversource: due to COVID-19 mutual aid has been slow. He says the town finally have some crews that were clearing roads until early this morning, but special crews are needed to deal with wires in trees. With almost every road affected, Marconi is asking for patience.
A special hotline has been set up from 9 am to 3 pm for questions: 203-431-2718.
Ridgefield Police and Fire are working as a team traveling to neighborhoods via an ATV in the areas where the roads are blocked. They urge everyone to check on neighbors, especially those that are older or have special needs. The Fire Department has received numerous calls for CO poisoning due to improper use of generators. Do not operate a generator in a closed space like a garage or inside a home.
Potable water will be available 24 hours a day:
o Parks & Rec, 195 Danbury Road
o The Ridgefield Playhouse, 80 East Ridge Road
o Ridgebury Fire Department-169 Old Stagecoach Rd.