Darien continues to recover from storm, school delay, snow possible Monday
Darien continues to clean up from the storm that piled snow on tree branches, knocking them down along with wires. As much as 10% and nearly 800 Eversource customers were out as of Thursday. Friday morning, more than half of those outages had been restored, down to 385 customers or 5%.
Forty roads were closed due to fallen branches and wires on Thursday morning. First Selectman Jayme Stevenson said those sites have been reduced as recovery work continues.
"We still have approximately 20 locations with wires in trees and more calls still coming in. Eversource is here working with Department with Public Works to address these areas," she said. Stevenson added that Eversource has made good headway given the reduction in individual power restorations.
Despite neighboring schools remaining closed for a third day on Friday, Darien schools opened on a two-hour delay and Schools Superintendent Dan Brenner said all appeared to go smoothly.
"Given the conditions of the road and efforts of the school and town maintenance departments, we are pleased to say all our students arrived safely and relatively on time," Brenner said.
Middlesex Middle School was the only school that lost power. It was restored some time last evening, Brenner said.
There is snow possible in the forecast Monday. The full weekend forecast: