Brookfield started to see more significant progress in power restoration Thursday, with another 1,000 customers coming back online over the course of the day. Despite the efforts of restoration crews, 3,600 residents and businesses are still without power Friday morning, representing 47 percent of the town (down , or 6,900 customers after Saturday's snowstorm).
With debris and downed wires still strewn throughout the town, officials are asking residents to strongly consider canceling trick-or-treating this year.
“Earlier this week, we suggested that parents ,” First Selectman Bill Davidson said Thursday. “In the interest of child safety, we recommend that traditional neighborhood trick-or-treating be skipped this year,” he said adding that, “This is a personal decision each family must make.”
Connecticut Light and Power (CL&P) and projections on their website state that . Town officials are less optimistic, however they do expect many more homes to be online before the weekend.
Davidson said he spent considerable time at CL&P’s Newtown headquarters Thursday to demand they direct their efforts to key problem areas in town and that he and key town officials are working closely with the utility to clear roads and restore power.
Additional Emergency Information
Shelters and Resources: Brookfield High School is open 24/7 as a shelter. Bring blanket, pillow, towel and soap for overnight stay. Food, toilet, showers and wireless internet access are available.
The library is open.
Call 203-775-2575 (police department non-emergency number) for questions you may have regarding shelter, elderly assistance, medical needs and similar matters.
Senior Center is open during regular hours and can be used as a warming center.
The Town has arranged for bus transportation for seniors and others that need transit to the Senior Center or to the high school shelter. Call 203-775-5308. Bus service will be from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Town Hall is open for regular business. Residents can power phones and electronic devices at Town Hall, the Police Department, the Senior Center and the shelter at the high school.
The YMCA is open for showers and toilets.
Schools: A system-wide E-News announcement will be issued Friday regarding the status of schools for next Monday.
Debris: The town’s residential refuse disposal center will be open Monday through Friday (7:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m.) and Saturday and Sunday (8:30 a.m.–4 p.m.).
Water: Potable water is available at both firehouses and the police station; bring your own containers. Bottled water is available at the Brookfield Volunteer Fire Company on Pocono Road (near Town Hall) and the Police Station.
for the following water systems:
- Olmstead Water Supply Co. – Brookwood
- Olmstead Water Supply Co. – Butternut
- Rural Water Co. – Brook Acres
- Rural Water Co. – Flax Hill area only
- Candlewood Orchards Property Owners
- Woodcreek Village Condominium Association
Note: Boil water advisory for Greenridge is no longer in effect.