These Darien Roads Closed Monday Morning, Power Outages, Schools Closed, Various Delayed Openings [UPDATES]

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UPDATE, MONDAY, 10:23 a.m.:

Eversource reports 178 electricity customers are without power in Darien as of 10:20 a.m. That’s 2.2 percent of the utility’s 8,055 customers in town. Across the utility’s service area in the state, there are 3,807 customers without power (out of 1.27 million customers, or 0.3 percent).

UPDATE, MONDAY, 10:11 a.m.:

Darien police announced: “As a result of the overnight storm that brought several inches of heavy, wet snow to the area, the following roads are closed due to downed trees and or power lines: near the intersection Deepwood Road and Laurel Lane, East Lane (partial), Driftway Lane, Pembroke Road, Peach Hill Road, Great Hill Road, Heights Road (partial). The intersection of Noroton Avenue and Middlesex Road is without power. Temporary stop signs have been deployed. Please treat this intersection as a four-way stop.”

UPDATE, SUNDAY, 7:33 p.m.:

St. Luke’s School in New Canaan will be closed on Monday, according to WVIT-TV.

UPDATE, SUNDAY, 6:55 p.m.:

Darien YMCA will open late. The Y just posted this announcement on Facebook: “Due to the impending weather, the Darien Y will have a delayed opening of 10:00 am, tomorrow Monday, March 4. There will be no Holly Pond School, Holly Care, or Kid’s Club.”

UPDATE, SUNDAY, 6:52 p.m.:

The Darien town government Twitter account tweeted: “The Darien Senior Programs at the Mather Center will be closed tomorrow, March 4, 2019 due to the inclement weather.”

UPDATE, SUNDAY, 6:42 p.m.:

Darien Town Hall will delay its opening to 10:30 a.m., First Selectman Jayme Stevenson announced in an email. New Canaan Country School will be closed Monday, according to an NBC Connecticut text message.

UPDATE, Sunday, 6:30 p.m.:

Along with Darien public schools, Trinity High School in Stamford will be closed Monday. Darien Library is delaying its opening until 12 noon because of the expected snow.

Original article, 6:11 p.m., Sunday:

NBC Connecticut, in text messages, and the WFSB-TV website have both announced that Darien Public Schools will be closed on Monday. Within minutes, the school district website posted the same announcement.

Here’s the full text of the website announcement:

  • In anticipation of the expected storm, the Darien Public Schools will be closed Monday, March 4, 2019 for all students and staff.  All school offices will be closed.  All activities scheduled for tomorrow are cancelled and/or will be rescheduled for a later date. Please check the district website www.darienps.org for further updates.

At 5:56 p.m., the school district sent the same wording in an email to parents (but not to Darienite.com, as has been done in the past).

NBC Connecticut said on its website that 6 to 10 inches of snow is expected overnight for much of the state, including Darien. The National Weather Service predicted 5 to 9 inches are possible overnight.

Announcements haven’t yet been posted on the Darien Public Schools website or sent out in emails.

  • Updates on any other closings and on the weather will be published here through at least Monday morning.

The National Weather Service has issued a “Winter Storm Warning” for the area from now through 7 a.m., Monday. Here’s the NWS forecast for Darien and the surrounding area, as of 4:56 p.m., Sunday:

This Afternoon
Rain and snow likely. Cloudy, with a high near 41. South wind around 5 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. Little or no snow accumulation expected.
Tonight
Rain and snow before 3am, then snow and freezing rain between 3am and 4am, then snow likely after 4am. Low around 31. Wind chill values between 25 and 30. Southeast wind 5 to 10 mph becoming north 11 to 16 mph after midnight. Chance of precipitation is 100%. Little or no ice accumulation expected. New snow accumulation of 5 to 9 inches possible.
Monday
A 30 percent chance of snow before 7am. Cloudy through mid morning, then gradual clearing, with a high near 38. Wind chill values between 20 and 30. West wind around 15 mph.
Monday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 17. Wind chill values between 10 and 15. Northwest wind 10 to 16 mph.
Tuesday
Sunny, with a high near 30. Southwest wind around 11 mph.
Tuesday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 18.

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