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Update from town of Darien, Nov. 5, 11 a.m. — Halloween canceled, another storm coming

The town of Darien’s postponed Halloween celebration scheduled for Wednesday, Nov. 7 is canceled and will not be rescheduled in light of the upcoming storm this week.

Though it is canceled, First Selectman Jayme Stevenson told The Darien Times that though the official celebration is canceled, “individual neighborhoods should feel free to organize their own event.”

Stevenson said her latest update on the Wednesday storm is that it is going to be a mostly wind and rain event for coastal communities and there will be snow inland.

“By Wednesday afternoon, we expect wind gusts to be approximately 40 to 60 mph, and worst winds are expected to be through midnight. We don’t anticipate we’re going to have flooding rains here,” Stevenson said.

“We are hopeful that Sandy took most of the leaves off the trees so the impact will not be as great,” she said.

However, there could be trees and limbs that have been weakened by Sandy, Stevenson said.

Connecticut Light & Power is holding all resources in the area until Thursday, when the storm is supposed to slowly clear the area.

There are currently 47 line crews, 27 tree crews, and eight service crews in Darien this morning, with more crews on the way from Stamford. That doesn’t include the town’s Public Works staff, and “we do have the attention of the Emergency Operations Center of the state of Connecticut.”

Check back with The Darien Times for as this storm develops.

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