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Town: Sandy Does "Incredible Damage" In Ridgefield

RIDGEFIELD, Conn. — Trees and power lines are completely blocking Main Street in Ridgefield, and First Selectman Rudy Marconi say the town has sustained "incredible damage."

Marconi is asking residents to stay home while crews begin to assess damange.

"It is still very dangerous out there," Marconi said in a release Tuesday morning. "Our 100 percent power outage in town is completely due to Mother Nature."

Connecitcut Line and Power will have five line and tree crews in Ridgefield Tuesday.

"First priority is make safe and restoration of power to the elderly in nursing homes and to the Route 35 corridor," Marconi said.

The rec center is on emergency power with limiting services. But a transmission line that fell Monday night has been restored so the center is hopeful of getting power back soon.

"Currently many people are out walking about town.  Please understand that as we begin to restore power, many of the downed lines can become energized, creating an extremely dangerous situation," Menconi said. ."Please remain off the sidewalks and roads and away from all lines.  We have been fortunate not to experience fatalities and we want to keep it that way."

Call center numbers are 203-431-2348, 431-2350 or 203-431-2351. Remember, for emergencies dial 911.

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