Tree and power company trucks were seen driving all over town Friday as the restoration effort was in full swing. Early this evening, Debra Castelluccio, Monroe's CL&P liaison, reported that 33% of town was still without power — down from 67% earlier in the day.
Police Capt. Michael Flick said CL&P and AT&T, which had already gotten the lights on at the major intersection of routes 25 and 59, were working on circuits at the intersection of Route 111 and Purdy Hill Road.
He also said crews were working on an area with downed trees and wires on Wheeler Road, between Winthrop and the Shelton town line, and Pamela Drive to get it up and running.
Marian Heights is still on generator, because a tree is on a wire in the woods in back of the property, according to Flick.
Election Day is just around the corner, and polling places are still a concern. Democratic Registrar of Voters Sue Koneff said Stepney Elementary School is the only school that still does not have power.
Educators will make a decision this weekend on whether or not to reopen school on Monday.
Police and Emergency Management will send out daily Code Red Notifications until Monroe is fully restored.