GREENWICH, Conn. The start of the new school year in Greenwich has been delayed until Wednesday, Sept. 7, because of blocked roads. The Board of Education announced on its website Wednesday evening that downed wires and debris in the roads have made them inaccessible for buses and unsafe for walkers.
All student activities planned for Thursday and Friday are canceled except for Greenwich High School athletic practices because they do not require bus transportation.
School will be open Tuesday, Sept. 6, for sixth- and ninth-grade orientations. Greenwich High School and Western Middle School will also hold orientations for students new to the school district on that day. School will be open for all students Wednesday.
Connecticut Light & Power deployed 12 crews Wednesday morning to town, with nine additional crews coming online at 3 p.m., to work to restore power. As of 6:30 p.m., 5,977 customers remained without power, representing 21 percent of the town.
Also, the Health Department has opened all four town beaches for swimmers.
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