Wilton Library will close early

Update: 4 p.m. — Wilton Library announced it will close at 5 this evening, due to deteriorating road conditions. The staff plans to open Wednesday morning at 10 as usual.

The Board of Finance meeting at town hall at 7:30 p.m. is still on at this time.

Free sand is available to Wilton residents at town hall.

11 a.m. — A Yankee Clipper passing through Cnnecticut has prompted Gov. Dannel P. Malloy to partially activate the state’s Emergency Operations Center (EOC) at 1 this afternoon to monitor storm conditions across the state heading into the afternoon rush hour.

“This will allow us to quickly respond to any problems that may arise as a result of today’s storm,” Mr. Malloy said. “I am asking everyone to take it slow as you head out for your afternoon commute.”

The current forecast is calling for the snow to become moderate by mid-afternoon and continue through the afternoon rush hour. Total snowfall is currently forecast to range from three to five inches in western Connecticut and four to six in eastern Connecticut.

Wilton schools closed this morning for the second time this month. They were also closed a week ago for the season’s first accumulating snowfall.

Light winds are likely to account for the fact there are no power outages reported in Wilton or surrounding towns.

Rail services are also reporting good service today.

The winter weather advisory is in effect until 6 this evening.