CODE RED: First Selectman to Lift Emergency Declaration Tonight

Steve Vavrek is expected to lift the declaration at 5 p.m. Sunday.

The following is a Code Red notification was sent to residents by the Monroe Police Department and Monroe Emergency Management:

  • The Town's Emergency Declaration will be lifted by the Selectman as of 5 pm tonight.
  • If a resident is out of power they should call CL&P at  1-800-286-2000.     There are 8 line crews and 10 tree crews working with CL&P in addition to our town's Highway Department and Parks and Recreation personnel.
  • All schools in Monroe will be open tomorrow on their regular schedules.
  • Voting on Tuesday will be at the scheduled times and voting locations.
  • The Shelter at the Senior Center will close today at 5 pm and programs at the Center will resume tomorrow on their regular schedule.
  • Showers are available at the Wolfe Park Pool until 7:30 tonight only.
  • The Edith Wheeler Memorial Library will be open today from 12 Noon to 4 pm and will resume its normal schedule tomorrow.
  • Drinking water is available at the Edith Wheeler Memorial Library and the Senior Center.
  • Non-potable water is still available at the back parking lot of the Edith Wheeler Memorial Library and at Stevenson Station `2.    You will need to bring your own containers.
  • Free tickets will be available at Town Hall for the disposal of spoiled food at the Trumbull Transfer Station during normal business hours.    Free tickets will also be available for brush disposal at the Garder Road Landfill on Friday and Saturday from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Residents are asked to be patient with road crews as they are still in a make safe mode in a number of locations in town.

dee dee martin November 04, 2012 at 08:27 PM
Perfect time to tell the Patch editor Bill Bittar that he has done a terrific job of trying to keep the residents informed. Even without power I made my way to the Monroe Library and my first check in was with the Patch. Seems Bill was everywhere, and as a Monroe native, he told us stories of his town and mine.
Amy Shelin Primorac November 04, 2012 at 08:50 PM
Totally agree, Dee Dee. Bill, you were a trusted source of local information throughout this storm....it could not have been easy and please know that we here in town definitely appreciate your hard work!
jim laguardia November 04, 2012 at 09:57 PM
Yes Bill, great job. Thank You
Lisa B. November 04, 2012 at 10:33 PM
Thanks Bill!
Yan W. November 04, 2012 at 10:57 PM
Thanks, Bill! Really appreciate all your hard work! You and your team have made MonroePatch a reliable source of info for what is happening in Monroe.
DawnV November 04, 2012 at 11:23 PM
Thank you Bill, your work is greatly appreciated!!
Deborah Strumpf November 04, 2012 at 11:33 PM
Well done. You've replaced my childhood WICC as my source for immediate local information.
Clare Biagioni November 05, 2012 at 01:08 AM
Bill has done a tremendous job of keeping the residents informed through this trying time. My power just came back on an hour ago. If it weren't for his updates we would be lost. WICC is also a good source of information and I was lost when they were off air for those few days.
Scotty November 05, 2012 at 01:38 AM
I can't say it any better than the rest of you Monroe Patch is my go to source for all things Monroe ! I am not sure we as towns people would have been as well informed if not for your hard work and dedication Thank you thank you thank you
Alan Vaglivelo November 05, 2012 at 02:07 AM
Keep up the good work Bill. Patch is a great resource.
Bill Bittar (Editor) November 05, 2012 at 07:25 PM
Thanks everyone! Lets hope the Nor'easter misses us. I think we've all had enough!
donna miller November 05, 2012 at 07:32 PM


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