After Irene: Tuesday updates around Darien
12:55 — The YWCA of Darien/Norwalk also remains closed today as a result of the storm. All Town Hall meetings are canceled for this week.
Darien's outages dropped to 45% or 3,603 as of 12:45 Tuesday, but is still faring better than some of its neighbors. New Canaan is at 80% outages or 6,720. Wilton is at 71% or 5,201. Up until yesterday, 10,650, or 100% of Ridgefield's CL&P customers were without power. Today it is down to 8,836 or 82%. Weston and Redding outage percentages remain in the high 90's. Those districts have all postponed the first day of school until Tuesday.
CL&P is reporting 33% of its Connecticut customers still without power, or 408,695.
11:29 AM — The YMCA remains closed today as 49% of Darien, or 3,904 customers remain without power.
Darien High School, Holmes and half of Hindley School remain without power and the first day of school has been postponed Monday and Tuesday as the town cleans up from this weekend's storm. No word on when schools will reopen.
CL&P and town crews have worked steadily to open closed and blocked roads. Calls regarding a blocked area of Leroy Ave and Mystic Lane were confirmed by First Selectman Dave Campbell, who said CL&P had problems shutting off the power to get it done. Special crews have been called in for that area.
"We are very aware of it and working on it," Campbell said.
Schools remain a priority, and crews are working right now on clearing Hollow Tree Ridge Road and Gardiner Street.
The Darien Library is open until 10:30 through Thursday and open Friday night for a movie. The Darien Community Association is also open and has power and internet.
10:14 AM — The Children's Attic is expected to be closed for a few days. It currently has no power and will need to replace flooring. Send your updates to firstname.lastname@example.org.
9:41 AM — The Darien Community Association has power and Internet service. It is welcoming Darienites back.
The Depot teen center does not have power, program director Janice Marzano just told us. And all food is spoiled. (See below about donation opportunities.)
9:34 AM — While town officials say all roads are open, on reader just told The Times that Leroy Avenue by Mystic Lane still has a tree down and "there has been no signs of activity."
9:09 AM — Town Hall is open Tuesday with phones but no power.
The library plans to remain open until 1030 p.m. through Thursday, open friday night for a movie, and is waiving late fees through Tuesday.
At this hour, CL&P is still reporting 3,890 Darien customers without power. That is 49%.
8:33 AM — Depot teen center program director Janice Marzano tells The Darien Times she is heading there shortly to check if the power's back on.
"If it's on, we'll be open," she said.
Unfortunately, like many town residents, the contents of the stocked teen center refrigerator had to be tossed.
Anyone interested in making a donation to replenish the food supply at the Depot should call 203-655-0812.
8:26 AM — Darien Senior Center director Beth Paris said the center got power back "three minutes ago" but remains closed today as staff cleans up from the storm.
The center will reopen tomorrow.
8 AM —Darien's outages are up to 49%, or 3,886 customers this morning. MetroNorth is back up to a regular schedule on the New Haven Line.
On a media conference call this morning, CL&P said restoring power will take time.
All roads have reopened though the town and CL&P are still clearing downed trees.
CL&P made some progress on state outages Monday, bringing the total percentage of customers without power down from about 50% to 33%.
• Monday updates• CL&P says restorations will take time