Wilton roads remain hazardous — snow, ice, freezing rain throughout the day

As the temperature hovers in the low 20s and freezing rain continues to fall around 10:30 Monday morning, Feb. 2, Wilton police and fire officials ask residents to continue to stay home today.

Wilton police: Road conditions hazardous

Although no roads are closed at this time, acting Chief Bob Crosby said the roads are snow-covered and slippery.

“We are asking residents to stay home so DPW can continue to clean up,” he said.

Town snowplows have been out since midnight, he said and all roads have been plowed at least once, but the mix of icy precipitation and snow continues to make driving extremely hazardous.

There have been no accidents, no fire calls and a few ambulance calls.

Residents are asked to clear snow from fire hydrants if there are any near their homes, and to also clear their driveways and pathways from the drive to their homes — as soon as possible — to provide emergency access if needed.

The biggest issue facing Wilton right now, Deputy Fire Chief Mark Amatrudo said, is the potential for temperatures near zero today and as low as minus 20 tonight, which will cause the roads to freeze and increase the possibility of power outages.

“We’ve had freezing rain for quite a while today,” he said.

According to the National Weather Service, snow and freezing rain is expected for much of the day with a changeover to all snow around 4 this afternoon. As much as a half-inch of ice is possible along with an additional two to four inches of snow.

Snow should taper off by 8 p.m., but it will be cold with strong winds.

Tuesday will be sunny with a high of about 21, but the wind chill will make it feel like zero to minus 10.