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Easton Police Ask Residents to Stay Indoors

EASTON, Conn. – Easton police have urged residents to stay indoors because the unusual October snowstorm has made road conditions dangerous.

“We do not have a shelter open at this time and we are urging all residents to stay indoors. We also would like to ask residents to only call 9-1-1 in an emergency,” said Easton Police Lt. Rich Doyle.

Doyle said several major roads are considered to be impassible. Most of the road closures, he said, were due to downed trees and power lines.

The major road closures are: Black Rock Turnpike north of Center Road, Route 59 at Glovers Lane, Morehouse Road north of Center Road, Morehouse Road between Beers and Banks roads and Delaware Road at Asmara Way.

Town officials have sent out a reverse 9-1-1 call to all residents urging everyone to stay indoors.

Doyle said both the police department and town officials are in constant communication with the United Illuminating Company and hope to reinstate power as soon as possible. Herrmann said a UI crew is expected to begin work in Easton by 8:15 p.m.

Although the emergency shelter has not opened at this time, "it is ready to be activated" if conditions worsen, Herrmann said. He said Helen Keller Middle School, 264 Sport Hill Road, will open tomorrow.

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