UConn Providing Services to Help Off-Campus Students

Mansfield residents are encouraged to visit http://ct.gov/sandy for regularly updated information such as road closures and storm tips. A reminder that motorists should stop at non-functioning traffic lights. The Governor has lifted the travel ban on limited access highways. Residents should drive carefully in case there are branches, debris, or downed lines in the road.

On Campus

The Student Union is open today from 7 a.m. to midnight. There are charging stations, WiFi access, and many areas to study. The Union Market is also open.

The Greer Field House is available from 2 p.m. to midnight with general locker rooms available for those in need of shower facilities.

The UConn Co-op is open on Tuesday, October 30 from 1 p.m. until 8 p.m and resumes its normal hours on Wednesday, October 31. They have power and welcome those looking for a place to get in from the cold.

Mansfield Community Center – Respite Center

The Mansfield Community Center is open as a Respite Center from 5:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Tuesday, October 30. The Respite Center is providing showering facilities, charging stations for your electronics, sandwiches and light snacks, and coffee and water.

Water

Potable water stations are available at the Mansfield Community Center and Town Hall on Tuesday, October 30. Non-potable water is available at each of the three fire stations. Please bring your own containers.

Shelter

At approximately 3 p.m. on Tuesday, October 30, a Regional Red Cross Overnight Shelter will be opened at E.O. Smith High School (1235 Storrs Road). An evening meal will be provided tonight. As long as the shelter is open, breakfast, lunch, and dinner will be served. Residents planning on sleeping at the shelter should bring their own sheets and bedding. This is a pet-friendly shelter. If you are bringing a pet, please bring a pet carrier, leash, and pet food.

The Mansfield Transfer Station on Route 89 is open today from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. There will be no charge for accepting brush for one week. Normal trash collection service will occur on Wednesday at regular times.

Contact Info

If you have an emergency during the Storm, please call 911. If you need additional information, please call 211.

If you experience a power outage, please contact CL&P at 1-800-286-2000. We do not have estimates from CL&P about power restoration timelines. Their efforts are focused on road opening and safety concerns.

In the event of downed power lines or downed trees, please call 911 to report them to the police or fire department. Treat all wires as if they are “live” (energized). Do not drive over downed lines, and if a downed line is in or near water, keep your distance from the water.

Visit our local health district’s website (Eastern Highlands Health District) for specific storm health information about food safety, portable heaters, etc. Information on generator safety can be found on our Fire Marshall’s webpage.

The Town of Mansfield will continue to post updated information at:

http://www.mansfieldct.gov
860-429-3336, option 8
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