UPDATE, 4:30 p.m., Thursday, March 8–Wilton Police have advised that Route 7/Danbury Rd. will be closed in the area of Four Seasons Racquet Club as Eversource completes repairs in the area. A detour will be in place.

ORIGINAL ARTICLE–Superintendent Kevin Smith made the early call, deciding at 2 p.m. on Thursday that all Wilton Public Schools and offices would be closed on Friday, May 9.

That seems like a logical decision, given how much havoc the storm wreaked on Wilton. At the storm’s peak on Wednesday night, there were over 160 street closures or blockages due to fallen trees and downed wires to keep crews from the Dept. of Public Works and Eversource busy, along with Wilton Police, Wilton CERT and Wilton Fire. As of Thursday afternoon, there are currently 60 blocked or partially blocked roads, and crews are now hard at work to clean up.  [See photos below. If you have photos to share, please email them to editor@goodmorningwilton.com.

First selectwoman Lynne Vanderslice robo-called Wilton residents Thursday afternoon, to keep the town updated on progress for power restoration and road clearing. She said that road blockages were significant, and that Eversource experienced significant equipment damage which impacts their ability to restore power. The utility company has placed an onsite representative in Wilton’s Emergency Operations Center. The complete text of her call is below:

Good Afternoon, this is First Selectwoman Lynne Vanderslice. As you know yesterday’s storm created significant damage throughout the town. There are currently 60 blocked or partially blocked roads. This is down from the 160 blocked roads reported as of last night.

DPW worked throughout the evening and early morning and are back out today plowing and removing trees. Our priority is to open up the roads, particularly those that are landlocked.
Eversource crews are working in Town to remove downed wires to make safe and then restore power. In addition, an Eversource employee is onsite in our Emergency Operations Center.

More than one third of the Town is without power. Although make safe is the priority, power restoration has already occurred for a small number. We continue to reach out to increase the number of Eversource crews servicing Wilton, though Eversource has experienced significant damage to their own equipment making resources scarce.

Emergency service and DPW employees, assisted by CERT, are doing all they can to resolve problems as fast as possible.

To learn about road openings, please sign up for emergency alerts by using the link on the Town’s homepage or check the Wilton Police Facebook page. Also if you haven’t already done so, please sign up for Eversource alerts.

If you need a warm space, both the Wilton Y and the Library are open. Town Offices are closed to allow resources to be focused on clean up, but we will be open tomorrow. If you need to reach me, I can be reached at Lynne.Vanderslice@Wiltonct.org.

Thank you for your patience.

Other closures/cancellations:

  • The Wilton Y will open at 2:30 p.m. Thursday. There is power but no phones or internet. Classes will not run but the Wahoos will be on their regular schedule.
  • The Wilton Library is open.
  • The Wilton DTC celebration of Dick Dubow’s contribution to the town of Wilton will be held tonight (Thursday, Mar. 8) as scheduled at Marly’s Bar & Bistro, 6-8 p.m..

Road closures as of 3 p.m.:

Belden Hill Drum Hill
Hearthstone Belden Hill
Belden Hill Rd #48 Drum Hill Rd
Bhasking Ridge Cul-de-sac
Blue Ridge La Chestnut Hill
Blue Ridge RD SCRIBNER
Bob White Edith
BOULDER BROOK#81
Branch Brook St. Johns
Briardale Pl Skunk
BRISTOL PL
Buckingham #30 Sharp Hill
Butternut Pl #11
CANTERBURY #57
Canterbury #75
Cardinal Spoonwood
Carriage Nutmeg
CATALPA #55
Cavalry Hill Rd #26 Newtown TPK
CALVARY HILL #42 PRIV PROP
Cedar Rd #161
Cedar Rd #62 Sturges Ridge Rd
Chessor #18 McFadden
CHICKEN ST #85
Chipmunk #7 /15 Kent Rd
Cider Mill Pl End of Cul de sac
Clover Dr #2 Danbury Rd
Danbury Rd Old Mill
Danbury Rd Old Mill
Danbury Rd Sunset Pass
Deacons La Belden Hill
Deforest Rd Deforest LA
DIRKSEN #51 PRIV PROP
Dudley Rd Cherry La
EDITH LN #17
Fenwood #34 Belden Hill
Forge Rd Old Forge
Gaylord Dr #5 Danbury Rd
Glen Hill La Glen Hill
GRANEAEST RIDGE #32
GRANITE DR #49
Great Nor Kensett
Greenbriar #10 Wolfpit
Grumman Ave #21 Erdmann La
HENRY AUSTIN
HONEY HILL
HUCKLEBERRY HILL
Hulda Hill #21
Hurlbutt #175
Hurlbutt #275
Indian Hill #82/72
IVY LN Cul-de-sac
Kensett Ave Great Nor
Kensett Dr #97
Ledgewood #78
LITTLE BROOK #15
Mather St #7 Honey Hill
McFadden #108 Range Rd
McFadden #75
Mollbrook Westport Rd
MUSKET RIDGE MAIL COACH
MUSKET RIDGE #82
New St #50
Newtown Tpk Stonebridge
Newtown Tpk #206
Newtown Tpk #378
NOD HILL RYDERS
Oak Ledge Wolfpit Rd
OLD BOSTON #33 PRIV PROP
Old Boston #181
Old Farm Rd #52 Belden Hill Rd
Old Highway #81/#132
Old Kingdom #110
OLD KINGS HWY #166
Old Wagon #21 Bryants Brook
Olmstead Hill #264
Olmstead Hill #265
Olmstead Hill Rd #398
Orems #19 Danbury Rd
Pelham Whipstick
Pheasant Run #120 Cheese Spring
Pheasant Run #2/10-20 Cheesespring
PINE RIDGE STURGES RIDGE
Pond Rd Sturges Ridge
Range Rd #75
RANGE #123 MCFADDEN
Ridgefield Rd Old Ridgefield
Ridgefield Rd #823
Rivergate #157 Pilgrim Trail
Rocky Brook #16
Rocky Brook #16
Roxbury #17-#22
RUSCOE #72
Saunders #69
Scarlet Oak #21
Scarlet Oak #154
Scribner Hill Rd Rockhouse
Seir Hill #22
Sharp Hill Rd #77
SIGNAL HILL #5&41
SILVER SPRING #210
Skunk La #105 Old Wagon
Skunk La #119-121
Spoonwood #66/62 Chestnut Hill
St. Johns Rd #136
Sturges Ridge #167
Sunset Pass #25
Tall Trees #14 Westport Rd
Telva
THUNDER LAKE
Tito Pelham
Twin Oak Bryants Brook
TWIN PONDS LA
Valeview #20 Range Rd
WALNUT PL
WAMPUM HONEY HILL
WAMPUM CANNON
Warnecke Rd Catalpa Rd
Westport Rd Westport Line
Westport Rd #308
Whipple #55 Ivy
Whiiple #59 Ivy
Wild Duck #71
Wild Duck Thayer Pond
Windy Ridge Pl #19
Wolfpit La Wolfpit Rd
Wolfpit Rd #73 Horseshoe Rd
Woodhill #51
Woodland Pl #2
Woods End Wild Duck

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