Updated Oct. 30, 1:31 p.m.
Municipal, education and emergency management officials have been monitoring power outages at three local schools before making a decision on whether or not to have classes on Wednesday.
Center Road School, Vernon Center Middle School and Rockville High School were all without power from the grid on Tuesday morning. VCMS has been running on generator power since Monday because it is being used as a regional shelter, but local officials want the power back on before opening it up for students.
The shelter had 37 people staying there on Tuesday morning and was closed after lunch was served.
A tree had to be cleared near the high school campus on Loveland Hill Road, town officials said.
Emergency Management Director Michael Purcaro said on Tuesday morning that Vernon has both a line crew and rare crew deducted to the town. Those in Vernon without power totaled 1,991 at 8 a.m., about 900 fewer than the total of 12 hours earlier.
Sections of four roadways remained closed on Tuesday morning, according to the police department - Bolton Road, East Street, Earl Street and Butternut Lane. A section of center Road near Robin Road was open, but access to Robin from Center was taped off.
The tree across the road just to the south of the intersection of Bolton and Bamforth roads is massive and will take some time to clear, Purcaro said.