OXFORD – Schools will be closed Friday because there is stiill debris on the roadways, First Selectman George R. Temple announced Thursday.
He said the shelter set up at Oxford High School, 61 Quaker Farms Road, will remain open until 8 p.m. Thursday and reopen on Friday at 6 a.m. for showers only. The shelter will close at 3 p.m. in preparation for “Trick or Truck” activities which will begin at 6 p.m. and end at 8 p.m.
The three fire houses still have hoses out for residents who need water, but you must bring your own container, he said.
CL&P requests that anyone who has damage to the power lines going into their house should contact CL&P directly 1-800-286-2000.
CL& P is continuing to restore power and is at a slow pace, but there is major damage to the power system, and many poles must be replaced which takes time, Temple said.
He said town officials ask that residents be patient. “I know it has been a slow process and some people are without power, but be assured we are working very hard to get power restored to everyone and appreciate everyone’s cooperation and patience,” Temple said. “We are in this together.”