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Stratford Residents Urged to Stay Inside

'Unless it is an emergency please stay inside your home,' says the fire department.

Though Governor Malloy has lifted the travel ban he put into effect Monday, the Stratford Fire Department is urging residents to stay inside as the recovery and cleanup effort begins today.

"Unless it is an emergency please stay inside your home," a post on the fire department's Facebook page reads. "There are downed power lines, trees, and debris from flooding all over the state. Many streets are still unpassable due to these conditions."

The post continues, "Please do not go out of your home just to view damage. This will hamper efforts by emergency workers and public works crews. If you absolutely have to go out treat all wires as 'live' and do not drive or walk through standing water for any reason. Manholes can be displaced and debris under water can cause entanglement hazards. Stay safe!"

On Monday, facing severe weather from Hurricane Sandy, Malloy ordered a truck ban, followed by the closure of the state's highways to non-emergency vehicles.

"Use your heads when it comes to driving," Malloy said. "If a road appears impassable because of water, downed wires, fallen trees or other debris, do not attempt to drive through it."

What's it looking like outside your window? Share your observations in the comments below.

Jason Bagley (Editor) October 30, 2012 at 02:14 PM
Here are some comments left on the Stratford Patch Facebook page: "We never lost power or u-verse cable/phone/internet here in Paradise Green." "We are good up on Hilltop ... No power but limbs aren't too bad. A telephone pole down on Thornberg." "Huge tree across the street totally uprooted. Judson blocked, East Broadway only one lane." "We on Howard have no power and a big tree limb down. Wish I knew if they shut us off or there is an issue." "Sunnybank off of huntington has power. Heard reports last nite huntington and hawley lane were shut down due to trees" "There's a tree down on our street, leaning on power lines (Red Bird in Stratford). No idea when it'll be cleared." "Wondering if I can get into lordship before hi tide" "No power from at least Hawley lane to St Marks" "Have power at Main near Barrows St." "Elm St is without power" Visit and 'like' the Stratford Patch Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/StratfordPatch

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