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Updated: Montville Responds to Hurricane Sandy, 99% Without Power

Check back for continued updates on how Hurricane Sandy is impacting Montville and what precautions and plans are under way.

Updated: Montville Responds to Hurricane Sandy, 99% Without Power

Update: Monday, 7:30 p.m. 

Just about every household in town is without power at 7:30 p.m. The CL&P outage map shows that 7966 households have lost power.

Town Emergency Management Director Raymond Occhialini said the town's emergency operations center is being powered by a generator. 


Update 10:30 a.m. Monday

Governor Dannel P. Malloy today ordered "road closures for all state highways.  The closures will be implemented in two phases.  At 11 a.m.  trucks will be prohibited from operating on limited access highways.  At 1 p.m. state highways will be closed to all non-emergency related vehicles."

Also, Malloy has ordered that "all expiration dates and periods of validity for motor vehicle registrations, licenses, permits, certificates and other forms of credentials issued by or on behalf of the Department of Motor Vehicles be immediately extended until further notice due to the impact of Hurricane Sandy on Connecticut."


Original story:

What we know is Hurrricane Sandy will bring what the  National Weather Service warns "life-threatening" storm surge and hurricane-force winds.


In Montville, Emergency Management Director Raymond Occhialini said the oeprations center will open this morning at 6 a.m. Residents that have serious concerns/issues related to the storm and need assiatnce from the town should call 860-848-1417 or 860-848-1175. 

Occhialini said the town will have "extra staff at each fire station and extra police on duty to handle the expected calls." 


The Red Cross is managing a regional shelter for residents of Montville and neighboring towns at East Lyme Middle School. 

Pets are welcome but must have vaccination records, a carrier/crate, food and water. 

Should there be a long-term power outage and loss of water for those with electric wells, Montville High School will still be available for showering.

For directions,  click here and type in your address. For easy reference, take exit 74 off I95, make right onto Route 161S toward Niantic (also known as Flanders Road) travel a mile and take a slight right onto Society Road, then the second right. 

Be sure to bring blankets, pilllows, food, snacks, and medications.


Montville Public Schools are closed today and Tuesday as well as a number of other closings and cancellations.  

Gov. Dannel Malloy ordered non-essential state employees to not report to work on Monday and Tuesday. Malloy also signed an executive order extending the voter registration deadline until Thursday. 

To see all the Hurricane Sandy stories to date check our topics page. And check back often as we update this story.


Stay safe, Montville. 

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