Greenwich Police are warning residents of a third significant weather event scheduled to hit the state on Monday night and Tuesday.
For Greenwich, the National Weather Service has forecasted snow overnight on Monday, mainly after 1:00am, with a low around 30°, wind chill values between 20 and 25 and a 90% chance of precipitation. New snow accumulation of 1 to 3 inches possible.
On Tuesday, they forecast snow before 5:00pm, with new accumulation of 1 to 3 inches possible and a high near 39°.
Greenwich Police Department warn residents to be prepared for snow, high winds and possible power outages.
“A third winter storm warning has been issued for the area. 4 to 6 inches of new snow is expected with a wintry mix starting tonight and lasting throughout the day Tuesday,” Lt Slusarz wrote in a statement Monday morning. “Residents are asked to prepare for this storm in the same way as the last two, and listen to weather forecasts.”
The Friday March 2 Nor’Easter packed a wallop on Greenwich with near Treepocalypse conditions. The second storm, which hit on Thursday March 8, resulted in more power outages and road closures due to downed trees and wires, and schools closed across town.
Eversource line and tree crews, along with many out-of-state line workers already here, will again be ready to respond. As the predictions include wind gusts of up to 40 miles per hour, this storm has the potential to cause more damage to the energy system.
“We prepare for severe weather every day and have been watching the approaching storm closely,” said Eversource Vice President of Electric Operations Mike Hayhurst. “The previous storms have thoroughly saturated the ground and further weakened more trees, leaving them susceptible to possibly coming down on our lines in high winds. We have hundreds of employees ready to respond and will again have crews prepositioned around the state well before the storm hits so we’re there when customers need us to safely and quickly restore power after an outage.”
Stay clear of downed wires, assume they are energized, and report them immediately to 9-1-1. Customers can report an outage online at www.eversource.com, or by calling 800-286-2000. Those who signed up for the company’s two-way texting feature can send a text to report an outage and receive outage updates as they happen.
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