Winter storm forces closures in Wilton, outages expected

WILTON — On the heels of a stubborn winter storm starting late Sunday afternoon and persisting through Monday, Wilton residents have been forced inside.

The town announced on its website that the town transfer station will be closed on Monday and Tuesday to “allow those employees to assist with road plowing.” It will reopen on Thursday, the town said, with expanded hours for this week, including Feb. 5 from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and Feb. 6 from 9 a.m. to noon.

Eversource Energy, which covers the vast majority of Connecticut, has reached out to Wilton officials and, according to the town, said it is preparing for “125,000 to 380,000 power outages, 1,500 to 10,000 incidents and 2 to 6 days of power loss.”

Wilton Public Schools remined closed on Monday, and no remote classes were held. The district alluded to the possibility of remote classes only on Tuesday.

“If the snow totals that are projected materialize, it is likely that Tuesday will be needed for clean up. If that is the case, then Tuesday, Feb. 2 will be a remote learning day for all students,” the district said in a news release.

The district said an official decision on the status of Tuesday’s school day would be determined on Monday night.

Wilton’s Trackside Teen Center also announced that it would be canceling its Monday activities.

The Wilton Library and its drive-thru window also remained closed. An announcement will be made on its website on the status of the library on Tuesday.