Crews work to restore power in Ledyard while Halloween postpones - WFSB 3 Connecticut

Crews work to restore power in Ledyard while Halloween postpones to Friday

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Halloween in Ledyard was postponed because of storm damage (WFSB) Halloween in Ledyard was postponed because of storm damage (WFSB)
LEDYARD, CT (WFSB) -

Scary Halloween night for those without power recuperates from the weekend storm. In Ledyard, trick or treating has been canceled while Eversource linesmen fill the streets making repairs.

While 85% of the roads in town are open on Tuesday night. One tree has blocked this neighborhood since Sunday. Now finally, neighbors said they are closer to getting their life back to normal.

One family from Overlook Drive said they are going to Mystic while others headed Tanger Mall where the stores are giving out candy.

"I guess there is something at Foxwoods,” Amy LaCosse said. “We're going to have to go there maybe and see what that's all about."

Parents and households in Ledyard said they have been without power for days. LaCosse said it’s frustrating when she sees linesman from across the country at a staging area at the Crystal Mall waiting for orders to repair the downed lines and poles.

"It’s not like we had a hurricane.  We had a bad storm,” LaCosse said. “A hurricane we'd be without power for three weeks."

Like many towns with huge power outages, Ledyard has made showers available at the middle school as well as water so residents can cook and stay clean.

"It’s frustrating but livable,” Jack Mahoney, of Gales Ferry, said. “I can get through this It would be nice to get the power back on and get back to normal again."

Officially Halloween is postponed until Friday. Tanger Outlet Mall at Foxwoods is giving out candy until it lasts. The mayor’s office said the big key is safety.

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