NORWALK The news is worse: We can expect 10 to 14 inches of snow by Sunday, according to the National Weather Service.
The latest bulletin that includes Fairfield County was issued at 4:27 p.m. Saturday and predicts wind gusts of up to 65 mph, although it says the strongest winds will be east of the Connecticut River. A winter storm warning in effect until 6 a.m. Sunday says that the temperatures will be 30 degrees, with visibility down to a quarter mile or less at times.
"Snow will be heavy at times through midnight," the bulletin states, "before tapering off from west to east late. Rain will mix with the snow at times along the immediate shoreline. In addition to snow, winds will intensify this evening with damaging winds continuing through the night."
We can expect widespread downed trees and power outages. Travel is predicted to be "extremely hazardous."
At 6:04 p.m. CL&P reports 5,498 Norwalk customers without power, 18 percent of the company's customers in the city.
Metro-North Railroad is reporting delays on its New Haven Line, with service to the New Canaan, Danbury and Waterbury branches suspended.
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