GPD Urge Residents to Beware of Downed Power Lines, Brace for Nor’Easter No. 2

Greenwich Ave at intersection of Lewis Street at 11:00am, Jan 4

Greenwich Ave at intersection of Lewis Street. File photo

Greenwich Police urged residents to beware of trees and wires down and to prepare for a follow up storm headed to town Wednesday afternoon.

“The first storm has passed and we are on our way to recovery,” Police wrote in a statement Monday morning.  “There are numerous areas where power is out and trees and wires are down.”

Eversource has assured Greenwich that they are working as quickly as possible to restore service and get these roadways open.

Please do not go near or touch any wire even if the power is off in your area. It may still be energized and cause serious injury or death.

Police warn residents should prepare for another round of high wind, coastal flooding, rain, and snow.

The Weather Channel is forecasting a second Nor’Easter for Wednesday, which they are naming Winter Storm Quinn. They say Quinn is coming out of the mid west and will result in more snow than Friday’s storm with all its heavy winds and floods.

According to the National Weather Service 3 to 7 inches of snow are possible for Wednesday afternoon.

The likelihood of snow will increase on Tuesday night, mainly after midnight. On Wednesday, snow is likely before 11:00am, then rain and snow between 11:00am and 3:0opm, switching to snow after 3:00pm. The high will be near 37°, east wind 7 to 13 mph.

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