It was supposed to be a storm of “historic” proportions. Instead, the blizzard that rolled through Wilton Monday into Tuesday, Jan 26-27, did not live up to its billing. It was still significant, however, dumping six to eight inches of snow and bringing temperatures in the teens and low 20s, strong winds that made it feel even colder, poor visibility and hazardous driving conditions.
Across the state, totals, as of 7 p.m. on Tuesday, ranged from a low of 5.5 inches in Waterbury and Danbury and 30.5 inches in Putnam, as measured by the state Department of Transportation. New Canaan, which borders Wilton, received 12.25 inches.