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Norwalk School Offers Warmth, Power

NORWALK, Conn. – With more than 6,600 Norwalk households without power Sunday after an early season snowstorm, Mayor Richard Moccia ordered Brien McMahon High School to open as a warming center/reception site, according to Michele DeLuca, director of the office of emergency management. The school may be open overnight, depending on demand for shelter.

Connecticut Light & Power lines crews will spend much of Sunday clearing wires and opening roads, she said, adding that "no appreciable power restoration will take place today." Additional out-of-state line crews will be brought in and will be working Monday. Restoration efforts will begin in earnest Monday morning, and 99 percent of Norwalk residents are expected to have power restored by Thursday.

Residents without power can go to the high school to get warm; charge cellphones, other mobile devices and batteries; and eat. The school will open at 3 p.m.

Residents who request overnight sheltering will be asked to arrive by 7 p.m. so a decision can be made on whether to keep the facility open overnight. If there are no residents who need to stay overnight, the school will close at 8 p.m.

On Monday, the City Hall community room and Norwalk's libraries will be open as warming centers.

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