While the wind howled and the rain poured, Hurricane Sandy picked on the shoreline and left central and northern Connecticut towns like Berlin alone for the most part.
As of 10 a.m. this morning, 901 Berlin residents or nine percent of CL&P customers were still without power.
The Berlin Police Department issued this press release.
"It looks like the worst is over. All streets in Berlin are passable. There are debris fields on several streets and there is a light pole down on Brooke Meadow Rd. blocking three quarters of the road. Drive slowly if you must be out later this morning. It would be great if everyone could stay off of the roads in the a.m. so the cleanup can begin. There are wires down, off of the roadway, in several locations. Please stay away! Call CL&P and report any downed or low hanging wires."
Town Manager Denise McNair was extremly pleased with the town's response and knows that it was lucky to escape the worst of the weather.
"I think we're at about 200 or so people who don't have power and most of them are on Orchard Road," McNair said. "The large pockets on Chamberlain Highway and Ox Yoke are back up. We are in decent shape. We were lucky in that we didn't get the brunt of the storm but we had everything in plcae and were prepared for the worst.
"The emergency shelter is now closed. We fed around 20 people there last night. The EOC is also closed and we are here at Town Hall working like it's a normal day. And the Simpson's Scarecrows on Farmington even survived. I ws going to take them home but they are still sitting there and smiling."