The Town of New Canaan Emergency Management Team, lead by First Selectman Jeb Walker and Emergency Management Director Dave Jonker, met at 8 a.m. Wednesday to review progress of the recovery from Saturday's storm. CL&P now has a supervisor assigned to the EOC to help coordinate restoration priorities. As of this writing CL&P reports 31 "line" crews and 14 tree crews working in New Canaan. There are still 1,458 customers still without power (17 percent). CL&P is targeting having 99 percent power restoration by Wednesday at midnight.

Significant progress has been made to open roads and restore power throughout town with only four streets reported closed or restricted and they are expected to passable by noon.

Residents continue to be warned that all downed lines must be considered live until removed by the power company and caution tape and barriers are placed for their safety.

Town highway crews have been focusing on opening roads. Town crews will be back out to collect residential storm-related brush from today through March 25. The crew asks that brush curb side and do not include logs, leaves or grass clippings. Town crews will appreciate placing brush with butt ends facing roadways for easier removal.

Homeowners are advised to contact an electrician if the service going up the side a your home was pulled from the structure. CL&P's responsibility ends at the connection at the "weather head" and will not be able to reactivate your power if there are any defects.

Public and private schools will again be closed today (Wednesday) so crews can work unimpeded. Above all else, safety for students and staff is primary, according to Dr. Abbey, Superintendant of Schools. A decision about tomorrow will be made later today.

Residents needing water can bring containers to the fire department on Main Street. If for some reason residents cannot get out, water and food will be delivered by calling New Canaan Human Services at 203-594-3076 or the information line at 203-594-4102. Residents are also asked to check in on neighbors who may need special assistance.

Residents needing shower facilities can go to the Ridge Club in Vista at 900 Oak Ridge Commons or the YMCA at 564 South Ave. Please bring your own supplies (towels, soap, shampoo, etc.)

The New Canaan Library has also extended their hours and has been overwhelmed with visitors.

The EOC is reminding residents that 911 is not an information line -- call 203-594-4102 for information or special needs.

Thank you for your continued cooperation.