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Blizzard warning dropped as snow ends, skies to clear for cleanup

Updated 6:58 am, Saturday, February 9, 2013

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  • Even though the Postal Service plans to cut Saturday mail deliveries this summer, carrier William Nichols-Klaff was making his appointed rounds in the snow Friday on Church Lane.   WESTPORT NEWS, CT 2/8/13 Photo: Paul Schott / Westport News
    Even though the Postal Service plans to cut Saturday mail deliveries this summer, carrier William Nichols-Klaff was making his appointed rounds in the snow Friday on Church Lane. WESTPORT NEWS, CT 2/8/13 Photo: Paul Schott

 

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Snow appears to be ending across Westport 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.

Remarkably, no power outages are being reported in Westport early Saturday by Connecticut Light & Power Co., even though hundreds of thousands have lost electric service around the Northeast.

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 southwestern Connecticut as of 6 a.m. Saturday:

- The Blizzard Warning has been dropped, and while scattered snow showers may 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.