Sunday, January 24, 2016
UPDATE The National Weather Service issued its offiical measurement of snow inch totals in Fairfield County as of mid-day today::
Bridgeport Airport 12.0
(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.
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
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
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
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.
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
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Saturday, January 23, 2016
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
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
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
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.
“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.
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
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
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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