Storm update: Outages down to 16%, schools open Monday

Following is a transcript of First Selectman Timothy Herst's daily storm status update:

As of this hour, only 16% of Trumbull is without power. UI expects power to be restored to a significant number of homes by the end of the day today. As of today, all main primary roads in town are open and most secondary roads have been cleared.

The UI continues to re-energize power lines and test sections of the electrical grid in Town. DO NOT go near power lines, touch power lines, or perform any tree work around power lines as the lines could be energized and kill you.

As UI continues to restore power, residents should call UI if the service wire connection to their home has been damaged or severed. Residents should contact a licensed electrician to inspect and make repairs to their electrical system if they believe a problem exists.

Generators and gas grills need to be run in open air with proper ventilation. DO NOT run a generator or gas grille indoors as carbon monoxide gas can kill you in minutes.

The state of emergency and parking ban will remain in effect until noon tomorrow.

The Town will commence a town wide pickup of storm related brush and debris. Brush should be cut into lengths of no more than 4 feet long and 6 inches wide and placed at curbside. There is no need to call to make an appointment for debris pickup.

The Town Shelter is open at the Trumbull Senior Center located at 23 Priscilla Place. Please call (203) 452-5199 for more information. The Town shelter and the Westfield Trumbull Mall are available as charging stations.

All polling locations will be open on Election Day, Tuesday, November 6th from 6AM to 8PM. Please visit the Town website for more details.

Trumbull Public Schools will be open Monday, November 5th.

Do not use any Town or State parks with heavily wooded areas due to weakened trees and overhead branches that may fall.

The Governor has extended the property tax deadline for Connecticut residents who pay property taxes on a quarterly basis from Oct 31, 2012 to Nov 15, 2012.

Please check the town website, for further updates and information and also follow us at and Twitter feed @townoftrumbull.