Photos: Blizzard aftermath 2016
After a blizzard that affected much of the East coast weakened and headed into the Atlantic Ocean around midnight on Saturday, Jan. 23, Wilton was covered with 12 to 14 inches of snow.
The Wilton Department of Public Works had 17 to 18 personnel working overtime on Saturday, Sunday, and Monday to mitigate hazardous conditions, Public Works Director Tom Thurkettle said.
They logged 17 overtime hours on Saturday, 11 on Sunday, and three on Monday, an estimated $28,000 in overtime costs.
"It was a slow storm," Thurkettle said. "Most of the snow got dumped near the end."
"It was cold," he added. "When it's cold, the snow is light and dry, and harder to push off of the road, because the wind can blow it back into the roadway."
The Connecticut Department of Transportation was in Wilton today, Monday, Jan. 25, removing snow from the Route 33 bridge that intersects with Route 7.
The DOT will be removing snow from state-owned bridges on Jan. 25 to ensure pedestrian safety and to take the extra weight off of the infrastructure.
Major local closures on Saturday were The Wilton Family Y, Wilton Library, and Village Market. Metro-North trains stopped running at 4 p.m. Saturday and resumed operations Sunday afternoon.