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Sunday, January 24, 2016

Final NWS Snowfall Map

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The National Weather Service today issued this map of snowfall amounts from the weekend storm.  (CLICK TO ENLARGE) National Weather Service graphic

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Hot Chocolate Break

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Kids in Westport’s Long Lots Road neighborhood near Keenes Road take a backyard hot chocolate break today from playing in the snow. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Johanna Rossi for WestportNow.com

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Ready for Monday Commute

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A commuter parking lot at the Metro-North Westport station in Saugatuck was mostly clear today in preaparation for Monday’s commute. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com

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Cross-Country Workout at Longshore

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Matt Bollo of Westport was one of several cross-country skiers on the snow-covered golf course at Longhsore Club Park today. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com

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The Official Totals

UPDATE The National Weather Service issued its offiical measurement of snow inch totals in Fairfield County as of mid-day today::

Norwalk             16.0  
Darien               16.0
Greenwich           15.0  
Wilton               14.0                              
Bridgeport Airport   12.0                  
Easton               11.5              
Ridgefield           10.0  

(Unofficial readings showed Westport with 13.0)

The NWS said Central Park New York storm total snow accumulation was 26.8 inches, making it the second largest snowstorm since 1869 in New York City..

The record setter was 26.9 inches in February 2006.

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Soundview Gets a Break From Flooding

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Lifetime Westporter Sal Mucci and his wife Martha, residents of 39 Soundview Drive since 1997, take a break from shoveling out their walkway today. “We were more concerned with flooding yesterday than with the snow,” said Sal. “Before the storm we lifted everything off the floor in our garage.” Martha added, “We kept watching the 11 o’clock tide come in yesterday morning. It only got to the seawall .We were relieved. We had 5-feet of water during Sandy.” (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com

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King and Queen of Mountain

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A snow mound at Westport’s Compo Beach was just right for playing today for Westporters Olly Carrington, 9, a fourth grader at Long Lots Elementary School, and his sister Ella, 8, a third grader there. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com

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Snowy Football

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Despite the snow, a Compo Beach touch football game went on as scheduled today. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com

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Shoveling on Main Street

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Old-fashioned shoveling muscle was used on Westport’s Main Street today to clear sidewalks. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com

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Cleaning Up

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A worker uses a snowblower today to clear sidewalks in Westport’s Sconset Square. Unofficial measurements showed Westport received about 13 inches from the storm. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com

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Main Street Clear

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Westport’s Main Street was clear today in time for normal Sunday store openings.  (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com

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Metro-North Resuming Service

UPDATE Metro-North said service on the New Haven Line will resume at mid-day.

It was halted as of 4 p.m. Saturday due to the weather.

Metro-North said will begin restoring service at the outlying terminal stations after noon and be fully operationally in and out of Grand Central Terminal by 3 p.m. operating on a Sunday schedule. 

Grand Central Terminal will open for retail customers at 8 a.m., it said.

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Sunday, January 24, 2016


1:30 p.m. - Westport Senior Center - Sunday Indoor Concert Series: Steve D’Agostino Canceled
3 p.m. - Pequot Library, Southport - Westport Arts Center: New Duke Jazz Ensemble Postponed
3 p.m. - Westport Library - WestportREADS: Partisans During World War II Postponed

See more events:  Celebrate Westport Calendar

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Saturday, January 23, 2016

Emergency Bridge Work

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Despite the snow, state highway workers tonight tackled an unnown issue on the Ruth Steinkraus Cohen Bridge in Westtport’s center. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Jaime Bairaktaris for WestportNow.com

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Car Into Senor Salsa

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A vehicle, described by a witness as a black Mercedes, left the scene of an accident today after crashing into the front window of Senor Salsa, Mexican eatery, 221 Post Road West. Police searched the area for the vehicle, whose front license plate was found in the rubble. Building Department officials were contacted to determine extent of structural damage. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com

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Heavy Damage

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There was heavy damage to the front of the Senor Salsa Mexican restaurant today at 221 Post Road West. Westport police were seekng a black Mercedes a witness saw leaving the scene. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com

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Metro-North Halting Service

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The Metropolitan Transportation Authority today announced it will shut down the Metro-North Railroad as of 4 p.m. due to the storm. It will also halt service on the Long Island Railroad and New York City subways and buses. Westport’s Metro-North station at Saugatuck was doing little business ahead of the announcement.  (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com

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Foamy Compo

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Waters off of Westport’s Compo Beach were foamy today amid high winds and snow . (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Mark Molesworth for WestportNow.com

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Town Officials: ‘Stay Home and Off the Roads’

Officials in Westport’s Emergency Operations Center (EOC) at Fire Headquarters today urged residents to stay off the roads as the snowfall is expected to get heavier throughout the day.

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Canal Road in Westport’s Saugatuck Shores area flooded during the late morning high tide. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com

“There are too many cars on the road,” said Deputy Police Chief Foti Koskinas. “We’ve had five or six accidents so far, no significant injuries.

“We would appreciate for safety reasons if people stayed home today,” he added. “This storm is going to get heavier.”

According to the National Weather Service (NWS), blowing snow will be heavy throughout the afternoon with an accumulation of 8 to 12 inches, a total of 18 to 24 inches throughout the night.

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Oscar’s Open as Usual

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Lee Papageorge, owner of Oscar’s, 159 Main St., said his business was open as usual today and “we’ve had a few customers, too.”  He said the GAP, 125 Main St. opened for a while in the morning then closed and all other Main Street stores are closed. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com

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Snow Football

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The Caney, Lessing and Schwartz boys of Westport take a break from their snow football game today at Staples High School. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Contributed photo

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Snowmobile Rider

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Condiitons were good today—finally—for driving a snowmobile on Westport’s Maple Avenue. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Contributed photo

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Snow Walk With Yukon

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Steve Anastasia of Bridgeport’s Black Rock section, visiting family in Westport, walks on Greens Farms Road near Hillspoint today in the snow with Yukon, a 9-year-old Husky. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com

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Sherwood Business as Usual

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Despite today’s snow, it was business as usual at the Sherwood Diner, 901 Post Road East. Said cashier Dora Papachinstou,:“We’re always open even when everyone else is closed.” (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com

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Snow Run

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Deirdre O’Farrelly of Westport enjoys a morning run today in the snow near Longshore Club Park. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com

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