As the heaviest snow moves off to the east, the National Weather Service (NWS) has downgraded its Blizzard Warning to a Winter Storm Warning through midnight Tuesday, Jan. 27, and snow accumulation totals are significantly decreased, but high winds, cold temperatures, and steady snowfall are expected to continue throughout the day.
Although major roads have been plowed, conditions are spotty and a ban on travel on all public roads for anyone other than emergency vehicles is still in effect. Metro-North and Amtrak trains to and from New York City are not running.
Schools, the Wilton Senior Center, Wilton Library and Wilton YMCA are all closed today. Only essential state employees are to report for work today. There have been few power outages across the state.
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The forecast for Wilton is now predicting three to five inches of snow accumulation today — significantly less than the 24 to 36 inches predicted on Monday. A blustery north wind of 18 to 21 mph will make the include gusts as high as 37 mph and could cause significant drifting of snow. Windchill values later Tuesday night will range between -5 and 5 degrees.
Snowfall totals overnight Monday into Tuesday varied across the state of Connecticut. The state DOT reported at 5 a.m. a high acumulation of 13 inches in Norwich, and a low of one inch in North Canaan in the Northwest corner of the state. Eastern Connecticut seems to have been hit hardest, with totals of more than 10 inches.
Closer to Wilton, New Canaan has so far received 11 inches, Darien got 6.5 inches, New Haven and Danbury about five inches, and Milford has about seven inches on the ground this morning.
The Weather Channel is reporting La Guardia Airport in New York City has 11 inches and Cape Cod has close to 18 inches of snow and white-out conditions.
During major storms such as this one, HANRadio.com also provides live updates from around the state. You listen at HANRadio.com, the Wilton Bulletin homepage or by using the TuneIn Radio app on your smartphone and searching “HAN Radio.”