Blizzard Update - February 8, 2013
|Date:||February 8, 2013|
East Haddam Emergency Management is asking residents to monitor the local media stations closely for updates throughout the storm. We will be monitoring the storm and working closely with CL&P to ensure the restoration of power as quickly as possible.
East Haddam will evaluate the need for opening a warming center or shelter on Saturday morning. Residents should monitor the town website (www.easthaddam.org) for updates.
The Transfer Station will be closed on Saturday, February 9, 2013 due to the storm.
Residents are asked to limit nonessential travel and remain off the roads throughout the storm to allow East Haddam Public Works and the State DOT to be able to clear the roads. In addition, the Governor announced that limited access highways may be subject to closure as early as noon today. Even after the snow has stopped falling tomorrow, the winds will continue to create “white out” conditions and make traveling very hazardous.
At this time the East Haddam area remains under a Blizzard warning. Below is the estimated timing and of the storms and snow fall predictions.
This Afternoon…Snow in Northern CT with a mix in Southern CT becoming heavy at times between noon - 2:00 PM with temperatures holding in the upper 20’s in Northern CT and near 30 F at the coast. NE Winds increasing to 15 – 25 MPH gusting to 40 MPH.
This Evening and Overnight…Blizzard conditions with snowfall rates up to 5” per hour and zero visibilities at times in blowing and drifting snow. Lows dropping into the low 20’s statewide with Northeast Winds gusting to 40 MPH inland and up to 60 MPH along the coast. Moderate power outages and moderate coastal flooding expected with high tide just before midnight in Western Long Island Sound.
Saturday Morning…Heavy snow tapering to moderate snow from West to East between 7:00 – 10:00 AM. Strong North Winds gusting to 40 MPH Inland and 50 MPH at the Coast. Zero visibilities at times with Blizzard Conditions until 10:00 AM.
Saturday Afternoon…Moderate snow tapering off to light snow and ending by 3:00 PM. Continued blowing and drifting of snow with Northwest winds gusting to 40 MPH at times and ground blizzard conditions at times.
Residents are reminded to report all power outages to CL&P at 800-286-2000 and stay away from all downed wires.
Any residents with issues or concerns throughout the storm can call 860-873-5103 or email to firstname.lastname@example.org.