Snowfall seems to have subsided by 9:30 a.m. in Wilton, although by National Weather Service reports, the area received more than the initial 3-6 inches predicted last night — 8.6 inches in New Canaan, 8.5 inches in Norwalk, 6 inches in Weston.
Wilton Police Chief/Emergency Management Director John Lynch confirmed the area received 6-8 inches, and parts of central CT saw 8-12 inches.
Town Hall has delayed its opening by two hours for non-essential employees.
GMW photographer Drew Gumins said that roads are being cleared, (the image above is Rte. 7 this morning around 8:45 a.m.) but main roads are much better than smaller, back roads.
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Lynch said there have only been minor issues reported — one disabled car at 5:30 a.m. on Sturges Ridge Rd. and a minor motor vehicle accident on Rt. 7 and Wolfpit Rd. around 8 a.m.
That said, it’s good that motorists are mostly staying off the roads, allowing crews to work.
“The roads are [still] slippery but crews are clearing. The main roads seem to be much better. Crews are out plowing and sanding, etc. It was a good call to close schools and delayed start for Town Hall and some businesses. Looks like the snow has stopped for the most part,” Lynch said.
He added that roads are expected to re-freeze overnight.
Department of Public Works Director Chris Burney told GMW Thursday night that crews reported to work at 11 p.m. Thursday evening, and despite having some COVID-related absences, the department was “able to get a couple of fill-in drivers so we will be close to full strength.” He added that the fact that schools are closed makes the DPW job of clearing roads much easier.
Burney added that with temperatures not much below 30 degrees, ice will not be a concern.
“The best advice is to stay home if you can,” Burney encouraged residents. “We should be in good shape around noon.”
- Wilton YMCA will open at 11 a.m.
- Wilton Library will open at 12 p.m.
- Wilton Historical Society will open at 1 p.m.
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