Wilton Police: “Please Stay Home” – Roads Treacherous, Snow Accumulating Fast [VIDEO]

As the second snowstorm in a week hits Wilton, Police Chief John Lynch has one message for residents:  “Please stay home.”

“The roadways are treacherous and very slick. The current snowfall is quite heavy and it appears our area has 3-4 inches already. The storm will taper off this afternoon. Please stay off of the roadways and allow the plows to address them safely,” he told GOOD Morning Wilton.

That warning extends into this evening, for anyone thinking about heading somewhere else to watch the Super Bowl.

“Please stay safe and enjoy this evening’s events preferably from the safety and comfort of your home,” Lynch added.

The CT Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection issued its Winter Storm Update earlier this afternoon, putting a Winter Storm Warning status on Southern CT:

At noon radar showed bands of moderate to heavy snow falling along and south of the I-84 corridor and bands of light to moderate snow falling northwest of the I-84 corridor in northern CT. Additional bands of snow are moving up from the NYC area. Temperatures currently range from upper-20s to low-30s across the state. Northeast winds are generally light and gusting to 15 mph at times. The latest model runs have remained unchanged and the following forecast is based on a blend of the GFS and NAM models:

Sunday Afternoon: Light snow continuing in the NW hills, moderate to occasionally heavy snow is expected along the I-84 corridor, and bands of heavy snow are expected in southeastern CT. Snowfall rates could reach over 1-inch per hour at times especially in southern and eastern CT. The snow is expected to taper off from west to east between 4-6 p.m.

High temps are forecast to reach the upper 20s to low 30s with northeast winds gusting to 15-25 mph at times thru late afternoon. A moderate impact on travel is expected for the next several hours during the early and mid-afternoon with snow-covered roads and poor visibility, especially in southeastern CT.

Sunday Evening: Clearing during the evening. North winds gusting to 20-25 mph at times. Travel conditions should improve to a minor impact by late evening. Cold conditions are expected overnight with lows in the teens.

Total Snowfall: forecast to range from 2-4 inches in the Northwest Hills, 4-6 inches along the I-84 corridor, and up to 6-8 inches in Southeastern CT.