The Town of Mansfield has issued some updates related to Hurricane Sandy.
If you are in need of shelter:
The Mansfield Community Center will be open Tuesday, Oct. 30 as a Respite Center from 5:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.
The community center is located behind the town hall, off of Route 275/South Eagleville Road.
The Respite Center will provide showering facilities, charging stations for your electronics, sandwiches and light snacks, and coffee and water.
And if needed, the Red Cross will open a regional 24-hr shelter at E.O. Smith High School (on Route 195/Storrs Road, near the intersection with Route 275/North Eagleville Road.)
And potable (drinking) water stations will be available at the Mansfield Community Center and Town Hall (4 South Eagleville Road) beginning 7:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 30.
Residents are also encouraged to visit http://ct.gov/sandy for regularly updated information such as road closures and storm tips.
CL&P also asks that if power goes out at your residence to report this at 1-800-286-2000. (As of this posting, there are more than 200,000 homes without power.)
If there are downed wires, please call 911 to report them to the police or fire department.
Treat all wires as if they are “live” (energized).
Do not drive over downed lines, and if a downed line is in or near water, keep your distance from the water.
In the event of an injury, fire or other emergency, please call 911.
If you need additional information, please call the Info-Line at 211.
The following Town facilities will be closed on Tuesday:
- Mansfield Public Schools and E.O. Smith High School
- Mansfield Senior Center
The following Town facilities are expected to resume normal business hours on Tuesday (please call ahead to confirm):
- Mansfield Public Library (10 a.m. -8 p.m.)
- Audrey P. Beck Municipal Building (Town Hall) (8:15 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.)
- Mansfield Animal Shelter (9 a.m. – 4 p.m.)
- Mansfield Community Center (5:30 a.m.-.10 p.m.)
Posted October 29, 2012 as edited and added to by HTNP News Editor Brenda Sullivan
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