Wednesday evening update: Schools closed all week, UI ups presence tomorrow

Following is a transcript of the evening alert message for Trumbull:

This is First Selectman Tim Herbst calling from the emergency operations center. As of this evening, major roads in Town remain blocked. Trumbull Police have set up detours and Town and UI crews continue to work to open roadways in Town.

I spoke to a Vice President from UI earlier this evening who advises me that additional crews will be sent to Trumbull tomorrow as well as an additional unit from the National Guard.

Please DO NOT call 9-1-1 to report power losses. Please report any power losses to the United Illuminating Company at 1-800-722-5584. In the event of a downed power line or other emergency, please dial 9-1-1.

The state of emergency and parking ban will remain in effect until further notice.

I would like to remind all residents that generators and gas grills need to be run in open air with proper ventilation. DO NOT run a generator or gas grill indoors as carbon monoxide gas can kill you in minutes.

The Town Shelter is open at the Trumbull Senior Center located at 23 Priscilla Place. Please call (203) 452-5199 for more information.

Shower facilities will be open and available to residents from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. through Friday, November 2nd at Hillcrest Middle School located at 530 Daniels Farm Road.

The Health Director has warned residents not to eat at food establishments that do not have full power. They are open illegally. The food is not under proper refrigeration and is hazardous to your health even if cooked to a high temperature.

All Trumbull Public and Parochial Schools will be closed on Thursday, November 1st and Friday, November 2nd.

Town Hall will be open for voter registration and absentee ballots only from 9 AM to 8 PM, Thursday November 1st. Any resident who needs to pay their taxes should mail a check payable to the Trumbull Tax Collector at 5866 Main Street, Trumbull, CT 06611, postmarked by November 1, 2012. The State of Connecticut is considering an extension of the tax filing deadline.

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

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

This is First Selectman Tim Herbst. Thank you for listening.