Town by Town Storm Update

November 4, 2011

Please read this update on emergency services available in our district. Some towns were hit harder than others, and CL&P reports that all power will be restored by Sunday night.


  • Approximately 80% of the town is without power.
  • The Town has declared a State of Local Disaster Emergency. Openining of roads to public safety vehicles remains the top priority.
  • The following roadways remain partially impacted or completely closed: Arch Road, Avonside, Ayrshire Lane, Buckboard, Burnham Road, Carriage Drive, Cobblestone, Cotswold Way, Country Club Road, East Woodhaven Drive, Fox Den Road, Grant Drive, Highwood Circle, Highwood Drive, Lovely Street, New Road, Oak Ridge Drive, Old Farms Road, Old Town, Oxbow Drive, Pine Hill Road, Rockledge Drive, Ridgewood Road, Reverknolls, Saw Mill Lane, Scoville Road, Somerset, Stillbrook Road Stoney Corners Circle, Stoney Corners Road, Sunrise Surrey Lane, Tamara Circle, Thompson Road, Toll Gate Lane, Winding Lane, Woodhaven Drive, Wright Drive
  • The shelter located at Avon High School (510 West Avon Road) will remain open until further notice providing food, showers, charging stations, and overnight accommodations. Nurses are onsite to provide general medical advice, perform limited physicals, and assist with other medical questions. Residents should bring all necessary medications, toiletries, towels, blankets, and personal items. The phone number is 860-404-4747.
  • Avon Public Schools – Closed through 11/4
  • SAT postponed to 11/19
  • All athletic games and practices canceled through 11/6
  • Parent-Teacher conferences scheduled for 11/9 and 11/10 will be rescheduled.
  • Election Day (11/8) will be a regular school day if power is restored.
  • The Duracell Battery Corp. has set up a charging station in the parking lot of Wal-Mart at 255 West Main Street. The station has lockable recharging stations so that residents can leave items to charge in the locker while running errands. The charging station also provides free WiFi, limited computer stations, and satellite TV all provided free of charge.
  • The Landfill will be open Friday and Saturday from 7:00am to 5:00pm. The trash compactors are unusable due to the lack of power, but severable commercial dumpsters are available for all residents to dispose of spoiled food or other household refuse that poses a potential health risk. No recyclables or bulky waste is being accepted at this time.
  • Meals Ready to Eat (MREs) and Water will be available for pick up at the Public Works Facility located at 11 Arch Road. Residents may pick up two meals per person per day and one case of water per day (for those not on public water) between noon and 8:00pm.
  • Potable water is also available to residents at any of the four Fire Companies (between 8:30am and 4:30pm) as well as from the Avon Water Company main office located at 14 West Main Street (open 24 hours). Residents should bring their own containers for the self-service outside faucet. It is located in front of the office near the hatchway door.
  • Storm Debris – Residents may hire private contractors to remove debris or they may move debris to curbside while plans are being made. Dunning Sand and Gravel located at 105 Brickyard Road in Farmington is accepting chipped and delivered storm debris free of charge at their facility. (phone: 860-677-1616)


  • Approximately 30% of the town is without power.
  • The Barkhamsted School has been opened as an emergency shelter, and will be evaluated on a day-to-day basis depending on need.
  • Some Meals Ready to Eat (MREs) and water will be available at the school, and hot meals will be provided for dinner if the shelter remains open.
  • The Pleasant Valley and Barkhamsted East firehouses will remain open as warming centers and have water, coffee, and charging available.
  • Please call the Town Hall for more information at 860-379-8285.


  • Approximately 50% of the town is without power.
  • The Canton Community Center is open as a shelter for warming, food and water, charging of cell phones, internet use and sleeping accommodations if needed. Residents must bring all necessities with them including sleeping bags, blankets, pillows and medications. If you can donate food, please bring non-perishable items to the shelter.
  • Water is available inside Mills Pond pool house daily from 1:00pm-5:30pm. After hours, a hose is connected to the left-hand side of the pool house. The Connecticut Water Company has set up a water distribution site at the Masonic Lodge parking lot near Ocean State Job Lot. They have extended their hours and will keep the water truck there overnight. Please bring your own containers.
  • Showers are available at the Mill Pond Recreation Center from 10:00am-5:30pm through Sunday. Residents must bring their own toiletries. If outages persist beyond Sunday, the Town will extend the shower availability if needed.
  • Canton Public Schools – Closed through 11/4
  • The Transfer Station is open this week with normal hours (7:00am-3:30pm). Canton residents will not be required to have a Transfer Station permit or pay a fee to dispose of tree debris or spoiled food/perishables through Saturday, November 12, 2011.
  • Those residents who have Paines curbside pickup, Paines is on a one day delay for their pickup schedule and will do the best they can given the road conditions/passability.
  • The Canton Public Library will be open Friday (10:00am-8:00pm), Saturday (10:00am-5:00pm), and Sunday (1:00pm-4pm). Hours may be extended, please call 860-693-5800 for an update.
  • The Canton Police Department has requested that residents do not use the Rails to Trails Bike Trail. There are numerous trees and limbs down and hanging. Work crews will address these passability issues as soon as possible.


  • Approximately 24% of the town is without power.
  • Both fire stations are open as places for residents to eat, shower and warm up.
  • Camp Jewel’s Hideaway Ranch also has showers and bunks for residents seeking shelter.
  • Regional School District 7 will not have class until at least Monday 11/7


  • Approximately 69% of the town is without power.
  • The Granby Senior Center and Youth Services is open as a shelter and warming center with food, warmth, and charging for cell phones and laptop computers.
  • Please bring bedding, blankets, pillows, and medication.
  • Volunteers should call 860-844-5350.
  • Granby Public Schools – Closed through 11/4


  • Approximately 51% of the town is without power.
  • The firehouse is open as a warming center.
  • Ziti, soup and coffee is available to those who need it at First Congregational Church in Hartland.


  • Approximately 46% of the town is without power.
  • A shelter has been set up at Harwinton Consolidated School.
  • Showers are available at Lewis S. Mills High School.
  • Water may be obtained at Center Fire House, Burlington Road (Route 4) and at the rear of Town Hall. Bring containers.
  • Businesses are open including Harwinton True Value Hardware, Harwinton Post Office, Dunkin Donuts, Harwinton Pizza, Hometown Pizza, and the Convenience store.

New Hartford:

  • Approximately 30% of the town is without power.
  • A warming center is open at Town Hall from 8:00am-4:00pm
  • The Senior Center is open for coffee or to charge your electronic devices.
  • The Ann Antolini School at the top of Route 219 is an overnight shelter with food, water, and warmth available. It is planned to be closed at 10:00am on Friday, but it may be extended on a day to day basis.
  • Please call the Town Hall at 860-379-3389 for more information.


  • Approximately 5% of the town is without power.
  • The Trooper/Ambulance building on Shepard Road is open for warmth or hot food. For more information or updates, please call the Selectmen’s Office at 860-542-5829.


  • Approximately 80% of the town is without power.
  • Shelter available at the Simsbury High School at 34 Farms Village Road and is offering three hot meals per day, showers, charging stations for electronic devices and sleeping cots.
  • There is also a shelter available at Squadron Line School at 44 Squadron Line Road.
  • The Town is providing transportation to the shelter if your vehicle is trapped by fallen trees. Please call 860-658-3100 to arrange a ride.
  • Storm debris may be brought to the town landfill on Wolcott Road, and it will be open from 7:30am to 4:00pm every day until 11/6. The town will remove brush and logs up to 12 inches in diameter and no more than 6 feet long that is left at the curb before 11/6
  • Simsbury Public Schools – Closed through 11/4


  • Approximately 10% of the city is without power.
  • The City Hall auditorium is open as a warming station, with coffee and snacks available and the ability to charge cell phones and laptops.
  • The Emergency Operation Center is still open, please call 860-626-7535 if you have an emergency.
  • Torrington Public Schools – Closed through 11/4
  • Please call the Mayor’s Office for more information at 860-489-2228.

If your power lines have been disconnected or if power has been restored to your area and your house is still affected, please call CL&P customer service at 1-800-286-2000.

If you are using a generator, make sure it is located far enough away from your house, with doors closed.

Please call the state’s free 2-1-1 Infoline for any general questions you may have. 

*The frail and elderly are especially urged to please call 2-1-1 if they feel the need to get to a warmer place.  Residents are urged to do their part to check in on friends and neighbors who are vulnerable, those who are shut in their homes, or those who are ill.

For a map of the outages, please see

For questions about power restoration estimates, please see

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