Nor’easter not as bad as expected

Wilton has suffered no power outages from the nor’easter that barreled through town late Wednesday and Thursday morning.

The town was below the heavy snow line and wind gusts of 50 to 60 mph never materialized.

Travel during the rush hour period Wednesday evening was difficult and hazardous. According to the Wilton Police blotter, there were five accidents between 4:25 and 5:20 Wednesday afternoon: one on Deforest Road and four on Danbury Road. There were also five reports of disabled motor vehicles between 5:38 and 6:07 p.m. They were on Nod Hill Road, Kensett Avenue, Westport Road, New Canaan Road and Ridgefield Road. There was also an accident with injuries at 9:08 p.m. on Westport Road at Dudley Road, but no details are available at this time.

Good service is reported this morning on the Danbury branch line and Metro-North’s New Haven line.

The forecast for Thursday calls for rain showers this morning with a high near 41. A northeast wind of 10 to 15 mph will shift to the northwest this afternoon with gusts up to 29 mph possible.

Tonight, the National Weather Service says there is a slight chance of snow showers before 9. It will be mostly cloudy with a low around 24.

Another snowstorm is being predicted for the weekend.