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Temple: Stay Off Roads
by STAFF | Oct 29, 2012 3:10 pm
Posted to: Oxford, Frankenstorm
Oxford First Selectman George Temple issued CODERED alert Monday afternoon saying power crews are in town ready to respond to any emergencies and that non-essential vehicles should stay off the road.
Temple also said the town’s shelter at Oxford High School on Quaker Farms Road has not been opened, but is ready if the need arises. Schools and town offices will be closed Tuesday, he said.
As of 5:09 p.m., 1,,279 Oxford residents, about 24 percent of the town, were without power, according to CL&P’s Outage Map.
Temple’s full message, sent at 2:38 p.m., follows.
This is Oxford First Selectman George Temple with an update on Hurricane Sandy. We expect rainfall to be in the range of 1 to 4 inches and the winds will be prolonged.
Oxford schools will be closed tomorrow, as well as all town offices. Oxford Public Works and Emergency Services have been mobilized and we are keeping on top of wind-related events as needed.
All non-essential vehicles should stay off the roads until further norice. We have stationed a CL&P line and tree crew at the Emergency Operations Center located at the Public Works offices. If needed the emergency shelter will be open at Oxford High School but at this time it is not open.
You are urged to stay indoors. Once again, my cell phone number is 203-906-0348 if you have any questions or concerns. We will get through this together.
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Falling tree branches caused by Hurricane Sandy’s high winds have resulted in a number of power outages on Oxford’s south side, Resident Trooper Sgt. Dan Semosky told the Oxford Patch.
As of about 3 p.m. CL&P listed 891 customers in Oxford without power.
Semosky said people should stay inside during the storm.
“There are trees dropping and wires are coming down,” he said. “It’s dangerous out there. Stay off all roads and stay indoors.”
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