In Greenwich, Bizarre Weather Causes Downed Trees/Wires and Detours

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Route 1 closed in  Cos Cob. Contributed

car in wires

Car in wires on Hamilton Avenue.

 The scene on Hamilton Ave Thursday 10:15am. Contributed

The scene on Hamilton Ave Thursday 10:15am. Contributed

In the Thursday morning police briefing Greenwich Police Sgt Slusarz said that anyone encountering downed wires is advised to stay away, and call either Eversource or Greenwich Police.

Traffic jam on Valleywood 9:30am feb 25

Traffic jam on Valleywood 9:30am Feb 25 9:30am

10:00am: Notice from Kim Eves at Greenwich Schools: For access to Central Middle School and surrounding areas, please note this travel advisory: Orchard is CLOSED between Valleywood Road (South of Orchard) and Indian Rock Road (North end of Orchard).  Drivers and walkers should detour to STANWICH ROAD for access.  Greenwich Police Department is on site directing traffic. Your cooperation and patience is appreciated.

 

Tree limb down on Hamilton Ave, 1:00am Feb. 25, 2016

Tree limb down on Hamilton Ave, 1:00am Feb. 25, 2016

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Update: 8:30am email from Kim Eves: The Superintendent has just announced that North Mianus School (only) is CLOSED today, Thursday, February 25, 2016 due to power outage.

All other schools are operational and running on a 2-hour delayed opening schedule.

Update 7:00am: Eversource is reporting that as of 7:00am, 3,040 customer outages (out of 27,995 customers). The outage map is updated every 15 minutes.

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Original story, 6:35am: Greenwich Public Schools are operating on a two hour delay on Thursday, Feb. 25.

Several area private schools are also operating on a delay including a two-hour delay at Convent of Sacred Heart, Greenwich Academy, Greenwich Catholic, Eagle Hill, Brunswick and Stanwich School. Whitby will start at 10:00am.

Nearby, in both New Canaan and Westport, public school is cancelled for the day due to Wednesday night’s high winds and downed trees and road closures.

According to the National Weather Service on Thursday morning Southern Connecticut can expect low pressure tracking northeast to send multiple cold fronts across the area.  The first will move through on Thursday morning, followed by a second one Thursday evening with gusty southwest winds increasing through the afternoon, gusts up to 35 miles per hour.

It will be mostly cloudy through Thursday night with temps high in the 50s through the morning dropping to mid and upper 40s in the afternoon. Lows Thursday night ranging from upper 20s to lower 30s.

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