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Blizzard warning lifted; New Canaan has power

Published 8:24 am, Saturday, February 9, 2013
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Snow appears to have ended across New Canaan and the rest of southwestern Connecticut between 5 and 6 a.m. Saturday, after the region was pummeled for nearly 24 hours by a winter nor'easter -- with intense overnight blizzard conditions -- and left in its wake at least 2 to 3 feet of snow.

No additional power outages were reported in New Canaan early Saturday by Connecticut Light & Power Co., even though hundreds of thousands have lost electric service around the Northeast. More than 300 customers were without power Friday afternoon in New Canaan after an accident in which a car struck a pole and damaged a transformer. Power was restored Friday evening.

Gov. Dannel Malloy, at 5:30 a.m. Saturday, banned travel on "all" Connecticut roads for safety reasons and to facilitate snow-removal operations.

Service by Metro-North Railroad, as well as Amtrak, remains suspended indefinitely.

Here is a summary of the National Weather Service forecast for as of 6 a.m. Saturday:

- The Blizzard Warning has been dropped, and while scattered snow showers may be felt early Saturday, the storm has moved on. There will, however, be snow-filled blustery gusts of the drifts left behind, as winds are clocked 20 to 25 mph, with gusts in the high-30-mph range.

- Clouds will gradually clear and the sun will emerge, as the daytime high temperature rises to about 30 degrees.

- Tonight will be clear and very cold, with temperatures dropping to a low of about 10 degrees.

- Tomorrow should be sunny and a little warmer, with high temperatures in the mid-30s.

- And the outlook for Monday calls for probable rain, with temperatures in the mid-40s.