Most of Stonington is in pitch darkness this morning. At 6 a.m: Connecticut Light & Power was reporting that 7,570 customers in Stonington are without power, or about 94 percent. Stonington has one of the highest per town populations in the state without power. In nearby Groton about 70 percent are without power and throughout the state more than .
In Stonington Borough, which yesterday was cut off from the rest of Stonington, Borough Warden Paul Burgess said they are in cleanup mode. He urged people that did not need to be in the borough to stay away.
“Please no sightseers,” Burgess said via Twitter. “Dangerous conditions.”
Stonington First Selectman Ed Haberek said Monday night there were major debris on Diving Street in Stonington Borough and the seawall had toppled.
Haberek said there are trees and wires down throughout town and he urged people to stay home if they could.
A decision about whether to cancel school will be made sometime Tuesday morning, but Haberek said that with so many out of power it seemed unlikely school would resume on Wednesday.