Weather-Related Changes and Delays, Some Without Power in Darien [CONTINUAL UPDATES]

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Metro-North train service Monday morning has been affected by the overnight windy, rainy weather, and some are without power in Darien.

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This article will be updated continually as new weather-related information comes in, with updates just below this note.

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Update 5:22 p.m.:

New Canaan Branch service resumed late this afternoon, according to Metro-North.

Update 5:13 p.m.:

As of 5:02 p.m., 148 Darien electricity customers were still without power, according to Eversource.

Update 2:19 p.m.:

A total of 131 Darien customers are still without power, according to Eversource (as of 2:02 p.m.), and at noon, Darien police released this list of closed streets, some of which may be reopened by now: Salem Straits, Mansfield Place, Old Farm Road, Circle Road, and Beach Drive. “Roads will be reopened ASAP,” the department tweeted.

Update 11:27 a.m.

Now out of power in Darien: 257 customers, Eversource says.

Update 11:21 a.m.:

Metro-North tweets at 11:07 a.m. that opposite-side boarding is no longer happening at South Norwalk and Rowayton stations, but delays remain:

Update 9:55 a.m.:

A Metro-North announcement emailed at 9:49 a.m. about New Canaan Branch bus service:

“Substitute Bus Service will be provided on the New Canaan Branch for the 9:35AM train departing New Canaan making all local stops to Stamford.

“Bus Service is currently experiencing delays of up to 10 minutes.

“Bus Service will remain in effect on the New Canaan Branch until further notice. We will provide further updates as they become available.  Please listen for announcements at your station.”

Update 9:51 a.m.:

In Darien, now 320 customers without power, Eversource says.

Update 9:46 a.m.:

Amtrak announces service between Boston and New Haven is restored in this 9:44 a.m. tweet:

Update 9:43 a.m.:

Now New Canaan Branch bus service, replacing trains, is delayed, Metro-North tweets at 9:34 a.m.:

Update 9:25 a.m.:

Here’s the National Weather Service forecast for upcoming days for Darien (updated at 7:56 a.m.):

Today
Rain likely before 10am, then a chance of showers between 10am and noon. Cloudy through mid morning, then gradual clearing, with a high near 57. Breezy, with a west wind 20 to 25 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%.
Tonight
Mostly clear, with a low around 46. West wind 15 to 17 mph.
Tuesday
Sunny, with a high near 57. West wind 14 to 17 mph.
Tuesday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 40. West wind 6 to 13 mph.
Wednesday
Partly sunny, with a high near 56. Light and variable wind becoming southwest around 6 mph in the morning.

Update 9:20 a.m.:

Now 283 customers without power in Darien, Eversource says.

Update 9:14 a.m.:

Eastbound stops are back for Darien stations, Metro-North says in a 9:11 a.m. announcement by email. And an announcement below it, minutes earlier (9:04 a.m.), about eastbound service elsewhere on the New Haven Line:

— “New Haven Line customers please be advised Eastbound trains will resume stopping at Noroton Heights, Darien and Rowayton. Westbound trains will continue to operate on opposite sides between South Norwalk and Rowayton. This is due to several weather related issues on the New Haven Line. Customers should anticipate delays of up to 30-45 minutes.  Please listen to announcements at your station.”

— “New Haven Line customers please be advised eastbound trains will resume stopping at Larchmont, Mamaroneck and Harrison. Westbound trains will continue to operate on opposite sides. This is due to several weather related issues on the New Haven Line. Customers should anticipate delays of up to 20-30 minutes.  Please listen to announcements at your station.”

Update 9:12 a.m.:

CleverCommute tweets at 9:02 a.m. that it’s taking commuters an hour to get from Darien to just Pelham, N.Y.:

9:08 a.m.:

One Darien Twitter user tweets at 9:04 a.m.:

“Husband left for work at 6:30 am and is still stuck on the train to GCT. Do better, .”

Update 9:02 a.m.:

National Weather Service area precipitation totals and some other information, from an 8:59 a.m. tweet: 

Update 9 a.m.:

Eversource reports:

Total Eversource Customer Outages in CT:
145,311

Percentage of Eversource Customers Affected in CT:
11%

Update 8:56 a.m.:

The latest Wind Advisory informtion from the National Weather Service (3:48 a.m.):

The National Weather Service in Upton has issued a Wind Advisory,
which is in effect until 2 PM EDT this afternoon. The High Wind
Warning has been cancelled.

* Winds...West 15 to 25 mph with gusts up to 50 mph.

* Timing...This morning into early afternoon.

* Impacts...Strong winds may blow down limbs, trees, and power
  lines. Scattered power outages are expected.

Update 8:53 a.m.:

The storm and wind affects flights, too, as this LaGuardia Airport tweet at 8:50 a.m. shows:

Update 8:49 a.m.:

Bus service to be provided soon on the Danbury Branch, CleverCommute reports on Twitter at 8:46 a.m.:

Update 8:47 a.m.:

From a commuter headed eastbound toward Darien, tweeting at 8:43 a.m.:

Update 8:44 a.m.:

An 8:34 a.m. reminder from First Selectman Jayme Stevenson:

Update 8:41 a.m.:

Darien schools are open, New Canaan schools delayed, but Westport Now reports Westport schools are closed.

Update 8:39 a.m.:

Darien customers now without electricity remain at 326, according to Eversource.

Update 8:37 a.m.:

New Canaan Branch service disrupted, Metro-North tweets at 8:36 a.m.:

Update 8:36 a.m.:

A rider on Metro-North tweets at 8:31 a.m.:

Update 8:33 a.m.:

Eastbound train service continues to be disrupted for Darien commuters. Metro-North again emailed this announcement at 8:23 a.m. (see our earlier update at 7:56 a.m., below):

“New Haven Line customers please be advised eastbound trains will not be stopping at Noroton Heights, Darien and Rowayton.  All eastbound trains will carry customers to South Norwalk where they will need to transfer to a westbound train back to these stations. Customers at Noroton Heights, Darien and Rowayton must board a westbound train to Stamford and transfer to an eastbound train for service. This is due to several weather related issues on the New Haven Line.”

Update 8:27 a.m.:

National Weather Service tweets at 8:15 a.m.:

Update 8:18 a.m.:

A total of 325 Darien electricity customers are now without power, according to Eversource.

Update 8:16 a.m.:

Eversource tweeted at 7:24 a.m.:

Update 8:13 a.m.:

Metro-North announced in an 8:03 a.m. email:

“New Haven Line Service is currently experiencing Westbound delays of 20 to 30 minutes due to weather related issues. Please listen for announcements at your station.”

Update 8:05 a.m.:

The National Weather Service for this area just tweeted:

Update 8:03 a.m.:

There are now 858 electricity customers without power in Darien, according to Eversource.

Update 8:00 a.m.:

First Selectman Jayme Stevenson tweeted at 7:54 a.m.:

Update, 7:59 a.m.:

New Canaan Superintendent Bryan Luizzi tweeted: “New Canaan Public Schools have a two (2) hour delay due to the multiple power outages and trees down from last night’s storm.”

NO delay has been announced for Darien schools.

Update, 7:56 a.m.:

Metro-North announced in a 7:29 a.m. email: 

“New Haven Line customers please be advised eastbound trains will not be stopping at Noroton Heights, Darien and Rowayton.

“All eastbound trains will carry customers to South Norwalk where they will need to transfer to a westbound train back to these stations.

“Customers at Noroton Heights, Darien and Rowayton must board a westbound train to Stamford and transfer to an eastbound train for service. This is due to several weather related issues on the New Haven Line.”

Original article, 7:46 a.m.:

“New Haven Line customers please be advised that due to several weather related issues there will be opposite side boarding from South Norwalk to Noroton Heights,” Metro-North announced i a 7:37 a.m. email.  “Customers should anticipate delays of up to 20 to 30 minutes.  Please listen for announcements at your station.”

Eversource outage map 10-30-17

Eversource map as of 7:49 a.m.

Two percent of Darien electricity customers are without power as of 7:44 a.m. — a total of 167 customers are dark, out of a total 8,023, according to Eversource. Statewide, 11 percent are out of power, or 144,208 customers. The eastern part of Connecticut is worse off than this end of the state.