UPDATE: Dangerous Winds Take Down Trees and Power Lines in Greenwich

fallen tree limbUpdate Sunday, 5:30pm: Greenwich Alliance’s storymobile, parked at the Baptist Church on IndianRock Lane was wiped out by a falling tree in Sunday’s high winds. By 5:30pm, Eversource reports that power has been restored to all but 210 customers (.75%) in Greenwich.

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Sunday, April 3, 11:00am: The National Weather Service warns of damaging winds of 30-40 mpf, with gusts up to 60 mph, through 2:00pm.

Also the forecast is for widespread freezing temperatures in upper 20s to lower 30s, Sunday night through Monday morning.

As of Sunday, 11:00am, Greenwich Police Dispatch Twitter feed reports that 600 Lake Ave is one of several roadways closed due to fallen limbs and wires. “Always stay at least 10 ft away and assume the wire is live,” Police warn.

As of 10:45am, Eversource is reporting that 5% of Greenwich customers  are out of power – 1,463 out of 27,995.

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Original story. Saturday, April 2, 3:30pm: The town of Greenwich put out an automated phone call at 3:30pm on April 2, with Greenwich Police Capt. Berry warning residents that an extreme weather event is forecast for late Saturday night until 2pm on Sunday, with gusts up to 60 miles per hour.

Initial thunderstorms may transition to snow, with 1-3″ possible along the coastline and  slightly more inland. Temperatures will drop Saturday night to near or below freezing.

Blizzard-like conditions are possible.

Capt. Berry warned residents to stay off the road Saturday night and Sunday morning, as travel may be hazardous with downed trees and treacherous roadway conditions.

Downed power lines may result in the loss of power. Please plan accordingly for needed medications and special medical requirements such as oxygen.

The town has assembled extra public safety, public works and parks & rec crews to deal with any issues, and the Town has requested standby crews from Eversoursce.

The police lobby will be open as a warming station if needed.

Emergencies should be reported via 911, and non emergencies should be reported to dispatch at (203) 622-8004 or (203) 622-8005.


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