The storm lasted only a few hours, but the clean-up will last far longer. United Illuminating “Make Safe” crews are currently working to de-energize fallen power lines throughout the City. Until that can occur, City tree crews cannot begin to remove entangled trees that may be blocking public streets and sidewalks.
As many as 50 streets are blocked along with many more sidewalks, compromising safe passage for residents and school children. Accordingly, the New Haven Public Schools will remain closed Wednesday. We will assess conditions Wednesday and will make a determination about the opening of schools for Thursday by midday Wednesday. I am also urging families to keep children inside this Halloween and to consider celebrating Halloween next Wednesday, November 7 instead. Both West Haven and East Haven will urge residents to do the same.
I urge residents to please remain patient and stay away from any down power lines. Please contact the Emergency Operations Center with reports of down power lines and trees at 203-946-8221.
Contact Phone: 203-946-8221