Some residents returning home

Crews remove trees from Rowland Road just south of the Old Post Road Tuesday. Some residents south of Old Post Road were allowed to return home Tuesday evening. (John Kovach Photo)

Crews remove trees from Rowland Road just south of the Old Post Road Tuesday. Some residents south of Old Post Road were allowed to return home Tuesday evening. (John Kovach Photo)

Some residents are being allowed to return to their homes as of Tuesday evening.

Fairfield remains in a state of emergency. Residents are advised to stay home and off the roads to allow emergency personnel to respond to true life threatening emergencies.

The shelter at Roger Ludlowe High School remains open with 217 people and is almost at capacity.

Residents who reside 100 yards south of Old Post Road and Oldfield Road may

return to their homes. Residents returning to this area will find there are no

utilities in service.

Residents in Southport may return to their homes, but should exercise caution, according to a Code RED message from First Selectman Michael Tetreau.

Anyone entering beyond that point will likely face many hazards, including

contaminated drinking water, gas leaks and structural damage.

Parking

restrictions will be in effect from Old Post Road to Oldfield and south to the

beach and streets will be posted. Non-residents and unauthorized vehicles are

subject to being towed.

Halloween is postponed to Wednesday, Nov. 7.

DPW estimates 272 trees with wires still down on the roadways, and U.I.

continues making lines safe before DPW can open the roads.

Fire officials report they made several more rescues today and Building officials continue to assess damaged homes.

U.I. has on-site assessors are repairing the town’s critical infrastructure. Crews are working along-side DPW, Fire and Police officials making wires safe and to restore power.

Approximately 72% of all residents were still without power as of 4 p.m. Tuesday. All

downed wires should be considered live and dangerous.

Residents are asked not to call 911 except for life-threatening emergencies. Calls for property damage be made to 203-254-4899 after the call center opens at 9 a.m. Wednesday.

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