The following is a statement from Mayor John DeStefano Jr. regarding
storm clean-up and power restoration efforts:

"The storm lasted only a few hours, but the clean-up will last far
longer. United Illuminating “Make Safe” crews are currently working to
de-energize fallen power lines throughout the City. Until that can
occur, City tree crews cannot begin to remove entangled trees that may
be blocking public streets and sidewalks.

As many as 50 streets are blocked along with many more sidewalks,
compromising safe passage for residents and school children.
Accordingly, the New Haven Public Schools will remain closed Wednesday.
We will assess conditions Wednesday and will make a determination about
the opening of schools for Thursday by midday Wednesday. I am also
urging families to keep children inside this Halloween and to consider
celebrating Halloween next Wednesday, November 7 instead. Both West
Haven and East Haven will urge residents to do the same.

I urge residents to please remain patient and stay away from any down
power lines. Please contact the Emergency Operations Center with reports
of down power lines and trees at 203-946-8221."