Our photo of the day captures what’s happening all over Wilton–downed trees and wires, power outages  and over a foot of snow (with plows blocked by said downed trees).

In fact GMW headquarters is in the dark too and blocked by trees across all roads leading in or out.

Wilton Police, DPW crews and Wilton CERT were on overdrive with Wednesday’s storm, responding to calls of roads blocked by fallen trees or wires.

As of 10 p.m. Wednesday Wilton Police posted the following list of street closures–58 in total:

Warnecke Rd/Catalpa Rd
48 New Canaan Rd/Belden Hill Rd
Dudley Rd/Chestnut Hill Rd
48 Belden Hill Rd/Drum Hill Rd
105 Skunk La/Old Wagon
Scribner Hill Rd/Blue Ridge Rd
Wolfpit La Wolfpit Rd
Dudley Rd/Cherry La
73 Wolfpit Rd/Horseshoe Rd
Danbury Rd/Old Mill
Belden Hill Rd/Hearthstone
62 Cedar Rd/Sturges Ridge Rd
21 Grumman Ave/Erdmann La
Forge Rd/Old Forge
108 McFadden/Range Rd
Danbury Rd/Old Mill
9 Laurel La
19 Windy Ridge Pl
175 Hurlbutt
18 Chessor/McFadden
Portland Ave
75 Range Rd
Valeview/Range Rd
Oak Ledge/Wolfpit Rd
52 Old Farm Rd/Belden Hill Rd
50 New St
Great Nor/Kensett
River Rd/Horseshoe Rd
Mollbrook/Westport Rd
Twin Oak/Bryants Brook
115 Linden Tree
Olmstead Hill/Hemmelskamp
823 Ridgefield Rd
264 Olmstead Hill
21 Old Wagon/Bryants Brook
Whipple /Ivy
26 Cavalry Hill Rd/Newtown TPK
16 Rocky Brook
Olmstead Hill/Chicken St
Ridgefield Rd Old Ridgefield
19 Orems/Danbury Rd
5 Gaylord Dr/Danbury Rd
2 Clover Dr/Danbury Rd
Pond Rd/Sturges Ridge
30 Buckingham/Sharp Hill
66/62 Spoonwood/Chestnut Hill
157 Rivergate/Pilgrim Trail
24 Bald Hill/Ridgefield Rd
75 Canterbury
Kensett Ave/Great Nor
Sunset Pass
7 Mather St/Honey Hill
303 Cannon Rd
120 Pheasant Run/Cheese Spring
Bob White/Edith
Boulder Brook

Police advise the following:

  • Report all power outages to Eversource CT​ by phone at 800-286-2000 or online at Eversource.com. Now is a good time to activate outage reporting and status updates via text. To register, text “REG” to 23129. If the power goes out, simply text “OUT” to that number and “STAT” to the same number for updates.
  • To report road condition issues please call Wilton Police Dispatch at (203) 834-6260 as they are not monitoring social media comments 24/7.

First Selectwoman Lynne Vanderslice has also said that she is unable to conduct town business on Facebook, and reminds anyone with a question or need to contact her or the appropriate town department directly. She posted the following notice:

As I am sure you all recognize, a storm of this magnitude will require a significant amount of clean up.

Throughout tonight and overnight, DPW and Wilton PD will travel the roads to plow and compile and prioritize a list of down wires and trees.

Eversource will begin clearing wires tomorrow (Thursday) morning. Emergency personnel, DPW and CERT volunteers will assist as is appropriate. Typically you can expect fully blocked roads to be cleared before roads that have a passable lane.

DPW will also be removing downed trees without wires.

Generally Eversource completes their make safe work before power restoration. Power is restored first to emergency and health centers and then prioritized by the number of customers serviced by the outage issue.
It appears the timeframe for make safe and restoration from this storm will be longer than this past weekend’s. Eversource is the best source for restoration estimates. If you haven’t signed up for their text alerts, please do so through the link below.

All of us in Wilton Town government recognize the frustration that accompanies a day or more without power. Please be assured that everyone will be doing what we can to move things along as quickly as possible. As we have additional information, it will be shared through the alerts system, on the PD and Emergency Management Facebook pages and on the scroll at the top of the Town’s homepage.

Tomorrow (Thursday) non-emergency town offices and facilities, with the exception of the transfer station, will open at 10:00a.m. to allow employees to arrive safely to work. The transfer station will be closed all day.

Many residents on this site have generously offered their homes to their neighbors and friends. I know many of you are also reaching out in a non-public way. Generosity and concern for others have always been two things that I love about living in this community. We will certainly need plenty of both over the next several days.

If you want to reach me, please email me at lynne.vanderslice@wiltonct.org. It truly is the most efficient means for us to communicate. Stay warm and please be patient.


Late Wednesday the Wilton Public Schools announced that the district is planning a two-hour delayed opening Thursday, March 8, and that the decision will be reassessed in the morning before 7:a.m.

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