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Travel Tough As Snow Piles Up, Sleet Moves In Across Norwalk

A car that spun out in the icy conditions is blocking the right lane of I-95 South at Exit 15 for Route 7 in Norwalk on Monday morning.
A car that spun out in the icy conditions is blocking the right lane of I-95 South at Exit 15 for Route 7 in Norwalk on Monday morning. Photo Credit: Connecticut Department of Transportation

FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. -- It's a blustery winter day across Fairfield County, with a mix of snow, sleet and ice and strong winds causing difficult travel conditions and delays on a bitterly cold Monday. And conditions could be even worse by the evening.

The snow began falling late Sunday, bringing significant accumulations to the area, according to these National Weather Service numbers:

  • Danbury: 6.6 inches

  • Bridgeport Airport: 6 inches
  • Darien: 6 inches
  • New Canaan: 6 inches
  • Ridgefield: 6 inches
  • Norwalk: 5.6 inches

A Winter Storm Warning continues until 6 p.m. Monday, with snow and freezing rain the forecast through 4 p.m., with more snow possible into the evening. Another 2 to 4 inches or more is possible. A half-inch of ice could fall as well.

Temperatures will hold steady at a chilly 25 degrees with wind chills between 10 and 15 degrees. A total of 6 to 10 inches or more total is possible for the storm.

Driving remains treacherous late Monday morning across the region, with state highways reported as slippery by the state Department of Transportation and many streets and roadways in towns reported covered with snow and ice.

The evening commute could become treacherous as arctic air funnels into the region and any standing water rapidly freezes.

Temperatures on Monday evening will drop into the low teens along the coastline and into the single digits inland. Wind chills will range from 0 to 10 degrees across Fairfield County.

Metro-North has reported 30-minute delays along the New Haven Line throughout the storm.

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