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Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Storm Dumps Wet, Not White

Even though temperatures “are just north of freezing,” causing rain, not snow, to fall throughout most of Westport today, Public Works Director Stephen Edwards said his department is not taking any chances.

So far about 20 tons of salt have been put down in case temperatures drop.

“Now it’s just wait and see,” Edwards said at mid-afternoon. “We have some slush on the road, but no accumulation, and I don’t anticipate any accumulations.

“The question is what happens tonight,” he added. “The temperature is just north of freezing.”

Edwards said he has kept a couple of crews on tonight to spread more salt if temperatures dip toward freezing.

“My biggest concern is the party folks on Wednesday night,” he said, referring to college students home for Thanksgiving break.

Still, Edwards does not expect snow to be problem or the need to deploy snowplows.

“On Saturday and Sunday, they say it will be in the 40s, so welcome to New England,” he said. 

—James Lomuscio


Posted 11/26/14 at 03:48 PM  Permalink


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