Snow Monday night into Tuesday. Snow on Tuesday. Snow overnight from Tuesday into Wednesday. Snow Wednesday night. All with varying degrees of probability, according to the National Weather Service.
That’s the Darien-specific forecast from the weather service, as of 5:56 p.m., Monday (less than eight days before the first day of spring on March 20). The chance of snow on Wednesday is low, however.
8:49 a.m. — In an 8:44 a.m. email, Metro-North announced: “New Canaan Branch Line service is currently experiencing delays of 10 to 15 minutes due to weather related conditions. Please listen for announcements at your station.”
8:26 a.m. — In an 8:08 a.m. email, Metro-North announced: “New Haven Line customers please be advised that eastbound train service has resumed at Fordham station. New Haven Line service is currently experiencing delays of 10 to 15 minutes due to weather related conditions. For service updates please monitor www.mta.info/mnr, download our TrainTime app, follow us on Twitter & Facebook or call our Customer Information Center at 511 or 877-690-5114.”
8:06 a.m. — The National Weather Service’s Darien-specific forecast as of 7:56 a.m.:
Third nor’easter to hit Connecticut in less than two weeks will strike the state in earnest by Tuesday morning’s commute, weather forecasters say. A Winter Storm Warning issued by the weather service at 3:24 p.m., Monday says 5 to 7 inches of snow are expected to accumulate by 6 p.m. Tuesday.
According to the Winter Storm Warning:
Plan on difficult travel conditions, including during the morning commute on Tuesday. Be prepared for significant reductions in visibility at times.
Eversource: ‘We’re Ready’
Eversource line and tree crews, along with many out-of-state line workers already here, will again be ready to respond, the utility says. As the predictions include wind gusts of up to 40 miles per hour, this storm has the potential to cause more damage to the energy system.
“The previous storms have thoroughly saturated the ground and further weakened more trees, leaving them susceptible to possibly coming down on our lines in high winds,” said Mike Hayhurst, Eversource vice president of electric operations.
“We have hundreds of employees ready to respond and will again have crews prepositioned around the state well before the storm hits so we’re there when customers need us to safely and quickly restore power after an outage,” he said.
The company reminds customers to always stay clear of downed wires, assume they are energized, and report them immediately to 9-1-1. Customers can report an outage online at www.eversource.com, or by calling 800-286-2000.
Those who signed up for the company’s two-way texting feature can send a text to report an outage and receive outage updates as they happen.
Eversource: You Should Be Ready, Too
Eversource recommends customers assemble or restock a storm kit with essential items before the next storm hits. These include water, non-perishable food and pet food, as well as adequate medical supplies and prescriptions for each family member and any pets. The company also suggests customers keep all wireless communication devices fully-charged in case of a power outage.
The company also offers the following tips on its website to help customers prepare for emergencies: