Krystyna Blakeslee, a West Road resident who moved to New Canaan two years ago, lost power Tuesday afternoon with more than three-quarters of the town. A lawyer, Blakeslee made her way Wednesday to Town Hall and used its WiFi for work until about midnight, sitting in her car. “It’s par for the course for 2020, I feel like,” Blakeslee said with a smile Thursday. “Just when you thought it couldn’t get worse.”
She joined hundreds of residents who are without power or home Internet or phone access following the powerful winds of a tropical storm that knocked down trees and limbs in New Canaan earlier this week, closing roads and causing widespread outages.
During the day, downtown New Canaan now is overflowing with motorists looking to park and with people sitting on the grass or steps outside Town Hall and New Canaan Library trying to work and communicate with each other during an outage that’s coinciding with the COVID-19 pandemic.