Heavy snow closes school, a few power outages
Update: 3:10 p.m. — CL&P says the power outage earlier today was due to a tree limb that hit a power line on Cheese Spring Road. The 19 customers were without power for about an hour. Power was restored at 11:25 p.m.
Update: 11:12 a.m. — CL&P reports 19 power outages in Wilton today. No details at this time on where or why the outages occurred.
As a storm from the south dumps snow on Wilton, the effects have been minor so far.
Schools were canceled this morning. This follows a two-hour delay yesterday due to bad weather.
Metro-North reports the New Haven line has “good service.”
There are no reported outages in town from CL&P.
However, roads are slippery and travel is hazardous. Town DPW and state plows are out on the roads.
"With the first accumulating snowfall of the season, I would remind motorists to be aware of slippery conditions, go slow and factor in extra time to get to their destination," said Wilton police Lt. Don Wakeman.
It is currently 32 degrees in Wilton with light winds from the north-northwest.
The National Weather Service forecasts moderate to heavy snow will continue through the rest of this morning. Visibility will be reduced to one-half to one-quarter of a mile.
A total of three to five inches is expected by early afternoon.
The snow is expected to taper off during the first part of the afternoon rush.