Darien Police update on storm recovery, list areas to avoid as clean up continues

The state’s Department of Transporation cleans up a tree that fell across the Post Road Friday. – Susan Shultz photo

Darien Police issued the following update on recovery from Friday’s storm.

The Town of Darien has sustained significant storm damage over the past 24 hours.  There are several locations in which downed trees have severed power lines and caused property damage.  Currently the Police Department and Public Works Department are working closely with Eversource in an attempt to restore power to the area beginning with high priority locations first.  As of 9:30 am today, Eversource is reporting approximately 790 residents are without power in Darien.

Currently our communications center is inundated with both emergency and routine calls.  Please do not call the police department to inquire about outages.  To report outages or inquire about restoration times, Eversource can be contacted at 1-800-286-2000 or 1-860-947-2000.  Residents can also report an outage on the Eversource website as well. 

 Several secondary roadways are completely impassable and non-essential travel is not recommended.  All downed power lines are to be considered energized.  Pedestrians should keep clear of downed trees as hidden powerlines may be involved or attached.  If a location is taped off or barricaded, there is a danger ahead.  Stay clear of the area.  Below is a confirmed list of road closures or blockages that may or may not involve downed powerlines.  Please avoid these areas:

  • Fairfield Avenue.
  • Old Farm Rd.
  • Long Neck Point Rd.
  • Pear Tree Point Rd.
  • Raymond St.
  • Brushy Hill Rd.
  • Edmond St.
  • Driftway Lane.
  • Raiders Lane.
  • Old Oak Ln.
  • Hancock Ln.
  • Parsons Walk
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