This is a message from the Town of Orange.
Orange schools have been closed for Thursday and Friday as recovery from the storm continues. Amity School District is closed Thursday, no decision has been made for Friday yet.
Town Highway and UI continue to work together to restore power. Progress is being made, however travel can still be difficult. Be aware of low hanging wires and branches. Approximately 15 roads remain completely closed. We are hopeful that all roads will be passable by tomorrow afternoon. Report new power outages to UI at 1-800-722-5584.
In light of the dangerous conditions caused by damaged trees and power lines; Town officials are asking parents to postpone Halloween (Trick or Treating) until Wednesday November 7th. It is not safe for children to be walking in neighborhoods with potentially deadly downed power, telephone and cable wires. Safety is our primary concern.
Continue to use generators in a safe manner. Generators should be at least 20 feet from the home. They should not be covered. They should never be used indoors or in open garages. Residents should not overload the generator with extension cords. Cords can become hot and cause a fire.
Residents should use extreme caution when using chainsaws or other tree clearing tools. Always be aware of wires and other people when clearing debris. Trees may have been weakened by the storm and can fall when working beneath.
Dump hours have been extended to Sunday 830 to 430 for leaves and storm debris. The Public Works Department will pick up storm debris cut to 6-8 foot lengths at curbside through middle of November.
The Emergency Shelter at High Plains Community Center is open. Showers and Charging stations are available 24 hours a day. Residents should bring their own toiletries, bedding and medications. Pets are welcome.
Residents can elect to receive these messages via cell phone, text or email by visiting ctalert.gov.
Please be safe during this recovery period.