Storm Updates Tuesday, 3/13

Storm Update 11:30PM

Eversource will have crews in town working all night to restore power and clear trees off lines. Temperatures will drop to the 20s, and black ice is likely tonight and in AM.  Voluntown firehouse is open as a warming shelter.

Storm Update 6:30PM

Eversource crews are on route to the outage off of Beach Pond Rd. that affected Bennett Circle, Ten Rod Rd, Tanglewood, Valley Drive. Work is continuing on Shetucket Turnpike.

The Voluntown Firehouse will be open tonight as a warming shelter.


Storm Update 12:15PM:

Storm update from the CT Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection:




At Noon radar showed moderate to heavy snow falling across most of the state. Bands of heavy snow are moving thru central and eastern CT. Road conditions are wet in the valleys and snow covered in the higher elevations. Total snowfall thus far ranges from 2” – 4” across the valley locations and along the immediate coast up to 6” – 12” in the hills of Western and Eastern CT. Temperatures currently range from 30 – 35 F across the state. NE winds are sustained at 10 – 15 MPH with gusts to 30 MPH inland and 38 MPH along the coast at times. Eversource and UI are currently reporting a total of 3,920 outages across the state.

This Afternoon: The snow intensity is forecast to lighten up as the two bands start to narrow however these bands may persist for several hours this afternoon. Snowfall rates of 1” – 2” per hour within the heavier bands is possible. The impact on the afternoon rush hour is expected to range from very minor in far western CT, minor in the valleys of central CT and moderate in the hills of central and eastern CT. Roads in eastern CT are likely to have a few inches of remaining snow on the shoulders, ramps and secondary roads. Roads in the Hartford / New Haven areas will likely have been plowed and have a light snow cover and slush combination. Roads in western CT are forecast to have been plowed and have a light coating of slush on the shoulders and ramps.

Total snowfall from this storm is forecast to range from 6” – 14” in Western CT, 3” – 6” in the Connecticut river valley and along the coast, up to 8” – 14” in Eastern CT. The Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection, Division of Emergency Management and Homeland Security will continue to closely monitor this storm.

Storm Update 10:15AM:
****VERY IMPORTANT***If you happen to notice power lines are down and blocking a road or driveway, please call 911. Do not go out looking for downed lines and do not go near them. Electricity can travel through the ground and through branches. Stay safe please!

Storm Update 9:45AM:
Eversource is sending crews to Wylie School to assess outages reported there. Shetucket Turnpike remains closed until further notice.

Storm Update 3/13 8:00AM:
Shetucket Turnpike is closed at 109 Shetucket Turnpike. Wilres are down and in the road. DO NOT MOVE THE CONES AND DRIVE THROUGH. THE SNOW IS COVERING WIRES AND IT IS VERY DANGEROUS. Eversource crews are on their way. Roads are bad and trees are heavy. It is strongly suggested that everyone stay home today.