Only one customer in Darien remains without power as of 11:32 a.m., according to Eversource — a normal number. As many as 657 were without power as of 11:30 p.m. Wednesday, according to the utility. Update 10:26 a.m.:
As of 10:17 a.m. there were still 75 customers without power in Darien, Eversource reports. Update 7:08 a.m.:
Darien police announced in a tweet: “Middlesex Rd. remains closed to traffic between Ox Ridge Lane and Saddle Ridge Rd.
Darien Public Schools will close early Tuesday because of expected snow. The Board of Education is also canceling its meeting scheduled for tonight, and some Darien YMCA events are cancelled, others are still scheduled. This article will be updated as more information comes in. Stamford and Norwalk schools are also closing early, according to the WFSB-TV website, which has the most extensive list of weather closings from around the state. Darien Public Schools announcement
Here’s the school district’s announcement:
Due to a recent change in the weather forecast, a decision has been made for an early afternoon dismissal for today, February 23, 2016.
For the third time in six weeks, a water main break has occurred on Mansfield Avenue — this time near 248 Mansfield Ave. with about 25 customers affected, according to Aquarion Water Co. The utility announced the water main break on its website. The broken water main is 8 inches wide and, the utility says, is expected to be repaired by 10:45 p.m. (although the time range of 8:45 to 10:45 is given). “During and after the outage event, some customers may experience discolored water,” the Aquarion announcement said.
Three apartments at Avalon Darien were evacuated when a pipe on one end of the building burst in the cold weather at about 8 p.m. on Sunday. It was only one incident among several reports of burst pipes that day and the next. A steady flow of water was coming out the side of Building 17 at the apartment complex at 137 Hollow Tree Ridge Road, according to a police report. Firefighters from Noroton Heights Fire Department went to the scene. A closer examination of the leak couldn’t be made because the water had caused so much damage that the integrity of the ceiling was in doubt, police said.
A water main has broken on Mansfield Avenue, causing police to block the road near its intersection with Mansfield Place and detour traffic. Police announced the detour at 5:25 p.m. in a tweet on Twitter. The water main is under repair, but that and icy conditions caused the detour, police said. The intersection of Mansfield Avenue and Mansfield Place is about a third of a mile north of Royle School and two-thirds of a mile south of the entrance to Country Club of Darien. On Jan.
The National Weather Service issued this regional “Special Weather Statement” Saturday morning along with a “Wind Chill Warning.” The statement lists various dangers in unusually frigid weather for people, pets, houses and cars. Some of it is obvious, but even that is worth remembering. Please don’t get distracted, and pay attention: It’s different out there. Here’s the statement, followed by the Darien-specific weather forecast from the National Weather Service:
435 AM EST SAT FEB 13 2016
…DANGEROUSLY COLD WIND CHILLS TONIGHT INTO SUNDAY MORNING…
Darien Public Schools has announced students will get dismissed early on Monday because of the weather, as the National Weather Service predicts 2 to 4 inches of snow by the end of the day. This article will be continually updated as more information comes in. Other closures for the entire day or part of the day have also been announced (see below). Darien Public Schools closing early
Here’s the announcement on the school district’s website:
Due to impending inclement weather conditions, the Darien Public Schools will have an afternoon early dismissal for Monday, February 8, 2016. All after-school activities are cancelled.
Darien Public Schools and these other places in town have announced they are closed Friday because of the snow or have delayed openings:
Update 3:59 p.m.: The National Weather Service published this list of snowfall totals for various towns in Connecticut. A total of 5.5 inches of snow fell on Darien as of 11 a.m.
At various times: Easton’s snowfall total was 9 inches; Danbury received only 2.8 inches, but Bridgeport received 7. Here’s the Connecticut list (go here for New York and New Jersey snowfall amounts):
UPDATE 1:44 p.m.: Lanphier Day Spa says they’re open, and this is the view (picture at right):
UPDATE 12:37 p.m.: If you become one of the few in Darien who lose power, call Eversource at 800-286-2000. UPDATE 12:34 p.m.: All road tests for today have been cancelled by the Connecticut Department of Motor Vehicles. UPDATE 12:31 p.m.: Here’s how much snow was falling in Connecticut as of this 10:20 a.m. National Weather Service roundup (click on the link for snowfall beyond Connecticut):
UPDATE 12:24 p.m.: Hearst Newspapers report the Merritt Parkway in Fairfield has reopened on the southbound-traffic side, while northbound traffic lanes remain closed after accidents and due to the amount of snow on the highway.