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Power Slowly Returning to Southwest CT



    Power Slowly Returning to Southwest CT

    The power is slowly returning in hard-hit Fairfield.

    On Thursday evening, power was restored along business-packed Black Rock Turnpike, where many locals are spending most of their time, to eat and stay warm. However, many residents in that town remain without power.

    “Can’t watch TV, can’t do anything. Can’t even take a shower,” said Anthony Zarlenga.

    For the others who can’t travel too far from their homes, the Connecticut Food Bank delivered ready-to-go meals this evening, to feed 2,500 people.

    “We had hot dogs and pork and beans today. Every little bit counts. I had to throw everything out of my refrigerator and freezer,” said Nina Stuchkis.

    The owner of Angus Steakhouse in Fairfield said he’s been accommodating his customers – many of whom are still in the dark.

    “We open at 11 and stay until the last person goes,” said Joseph Di Bartolomeo.

    Nicole Peloso whose wedding is next Saturday fears the power may not be restored in time for her big day.

    “The rehearsal dinner place has no power. Both of our parents-- we have no power,” said Peloso.

    Those without utilities are hopeful everything will return to normal soon.

    “[I’d like to] take a shower. That’ll feel good,” said Zalenga.

    United Illuminating, the only power company serving Fairfield, expects most customers to have their power restored by next week.