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New Milford Public Works planning debris removal day

New Milford Department of Public Works Director Jack Healy says they expect additional resources from Eversource today to open up roads and restore power.  He wants residents to be prepared to be inconvenienced for several days.  But then Healy says things will be back to pre-storm normalcy, not that this year is normal. 

In speaking with AT&T, New Milford officials said the company will be bringing in an emergency cell on wheels to help with cell coverage. 

Once power is back and all roads have been reopened, Healy says Public Works will be making one round collecting debris left at the streetside.  It will only be done once, but an exact date has not yet been scheduled. 

Eversource is telling local elected officials say that COVID-19 restrictions is slowing mutual aid response to Connecticut.  New Milford Mayor Pete Bass says it's plausible because some crews were coming from Rhode Island and when that state was added to the travel advisory, it backed them up a bit. 

Charging stations are available at several locations- Water Witch Fire, Northville Fire, Odd Fellows Lodge , New Milford Senior Center --for seniors only, and at United Methodist Church. Fresh Water is available for residents at several locations including Water Witch Fire, Northville Fire, and New Milford Facilities Maintenance Building.  Pettibone Community Center is open, for up to 25 people at a time.  Masks are required.

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