Halloween is being postponed in Oxford for the second time in as many years.
Oxford First Selectman George Temple put out a CodeRed emergency notification message to residents early Tuesday evening saying he “strongly encourages” people to postpone all trick or treat activities to Friday night due to downed trees and power lines. He also said that the Trick or Trunk event put on by the town’s Parks and Recreation Department will be postponed until Friday night, 6 p.m. at Oxford High School.
Temple also reminded residents that schools are closed tomorrow and that the emergency shelter is open tonight for residents to get shelter and take showers.
Temple said all town offices, including the senior center, will be open tomorrow.
And he gave residents an update on his recent conversations with Connecticut Light & Power. As of 5:24 p.m., 2,225 CL&P customers, or 42 percent, were without power in Oxford.
“CL&P has assured us that it will restore power to all residents as soon as damages have been assessed,” he said, not offering a specific time, as CL&P has not been estimating times for restoration to anyone in the state. “The town of Oxford recognizes the inconvenience to residents and has done everything in its power to expedite the return of power for residents.”
Temple also gave out his town-issued cell phone number – 203.906.0348 – for residents to use if they have any questions or concerns.