Almost 80 percent of Brookfield is still without power as of 3 p.m. Sunday and many who are in the dark should expect to be so for some time.
According to First Selectman Bill Davidson, "Full power restoration will take a week or more," as no town in Connecticut was spared in this early snowstorm and more than 800,000 Connecticut Light and Power (CL&P) customers are without electricity statewide.
The schools will be closed Monday and the library is closed until further notice, as the building is without power.
Brookfield High School (BHS) is open 24/7 as an emergency shelter, with heat, food, electricity and showers available. For those staying overnight, please bring your own blankets and pillows, as well as soap and towels for the showers.
Town Hall will be open Monday for regular business hours and residents are welcome to charge their phones and other electronic devices
Residents can also get clean water at the fire houses and police station but must bring their own containers to take it home.