Update: Dropping Temps Expected to Create Slippery Conditions As Storm Continues

Greenwich Department of Public Works truck plows Morgan Avenue in Greenwich. Photo credit: Barbara Heins.
Greenwich Department of Public Works truck plows Morgan Avenue in Greenwich. Photo credit: Barbara Heins.

Update: 3:25 p.m.

The lull in snowfall seems to have come to an end as large fluffy flakes are falling again.

Greenwich Department of Public Works crews made quick work of the approximate 1.5 inches of snow that fell Tuesday morning. Local roads were clear of slush and snow by mid-morning.

However, with overnight temperatures dropping to the 20-degree mark, those wet roads and surfaces will freeze late this afternoon and tonight, according to a hazardous weather outlook posted by the National Weather Service. Slippery conditions are anticipated through the evening commute and overnight.

For commuters, here are links to Interstates 95 and 84 traffic cameras:If you're headed to Westchester County, here's a link to traffic cameras on state roads in Westchester, including New Rochelle, Rye and Mamaroneck.

There weren't any weather-related power outages reported in Greenwich.

Update: 10:05 a.m.
The Connecticut Department of Motor Vehicles has announced for that it is cancelling all road skills tests for the remainder of the day due to the winter storm. The restart has been delayed until 7:45 a.m. Wednesday (tomorrow) to ensure safe road conditions. Anyone with a scheduled road test can call DMV to choose a new date. The numbers to call are 860-263-5700 if someone is within the Hartford area and toll-free 800-842-8222 for those outside the Hartford area. DMV is also attempting to contact customers with road test appointments to advise them of the schedule change.

Update: 8:30 a.m.
More Greenwich closures coming in, via Facebook:

Greenwich Scouting Due to snow the Greenwich Council office and Scout Shop will be closed today December 10, 2013.
Boys & Girls Club of Greenwich Attention @BGCGKids: The Club will be CLOSED today (12/10/13) due to inclement weather.

Update: 8:15 a.m.
Roads are very slippery.
Two separate crashes reported on North Street in the Greenwich backcountry, including one in which a car has hit utility pole, according emergency radio transmissions. Police are reporting North Street is icy.

Update: 7:58 a.m.

The Bruce Museum has announced it is closed today because of the inclement weather.

Original story: 6:27 a.m.
The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory —effective from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. today, Dec. 10 — with up to 3 to 5 inches of snow expected.

And several schools — including all public and private schools in Greenwich — have cancelled classes for today.

The advisory is for southern Connecticut and the Hudson Valley region where snow is expected to begin falling towards the end of the morning rush hour and continue into the afternoon, according to the weather service. Heavy bands of snow could reduce visibility to about a half-mile.

The snow is expected to taper off during the afternoon rush hour, according to the advisory.

Also, the weather service has issued a black ice advisory for Tuesday morning. The combination of abundant low level moisture and temperatures dropping below freezing across the region early this morning will result in the formation of black ice on untreated surfaces, creating hazardous conditions on bridges and overpasses.

Here is the forecast for the remainder of the week:
  • Tonight: Mostly clear, with a low around 19. West wind 10 to 14 mph.
  • Wednesday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 29. West wind 10 to 14 mph.
  • Wednesday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 17. West wind 7 to 9 mph.
  • Thursday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 25. West wind 10 to 14 mph.
  • Thursday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 14.
  • Friday: Partly sunny, with a high near 31.


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