New London

Montville v. Stonington Game Suspended Due to EEE Concerns

Friday’s football game between Montville and Stonington was suspended due to EEE concerns, school officials confirmed.

The game, which was at Stonington High School, was suspended after the third quarter to avoid peak mosquito activity. It will continue at 10 a.m. at Stonington High School.

The Ledge Light Health District, which services East Lyme, Groton, Ledyard, Lyme, New London, North Stonington, Old Lyme, Stonington, and Waterford, has warned residents to limit outdoor time during peak mosquito hours to avoid the risk of eastern equine encephalitis , or EEE. EEE is rare, but 30 percent of people who catch it die, and survivors typically suffer ongoing neurological problems, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Several school districts in the area have adjusted game and practice times due to the EEE threat. Ledyard played its Friday game against Woodstock Academy at 4 p.m. to avoid dusk, and the Norwich Free Academy announced adjusted practice and game times for the same reason.

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