Town will open emergency shelter, residents encouraged to stay home

In a Code Red message to Wilton residents Monday morning, First Selectman Bill Brennan urged them to make storm preparations early, including having food and water for three days on hand for each person in the family.

The Wilton shelter, at Comstock Community Center, will open this evening for anyone who needs it. The number there is 203-216-8757.

The shelter will be manned by members of Wilton’s Community Emergency Response Team (CERT), who will have their supply trailers and light tower there to assist residents.

T.G. Rawlins of CERT said his team members are “ramping up” operations for any road closures or other emergencies they may be called upon to assist with.

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In his message, Mr. Brennan said all town safety departments are bringing in extra personnel for the duration of the storm, but residents should stay in their homes as travel will be extremely hazardous. Major state roads will be closed to all but emergency travel by 9 tonight.

Travel will be hazardous for emergency responders as well and the snow may impede their response to calls for assistance.

CL&P expects power outages, and all outages should be reported to 1-800-286-2000.

In the event of a power outage, anyone using candles as a light source should be especially cautious.

Storm bulletins will be reported on and around town.

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