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With Record Temps Yielding To Steady Snow, Fairfield Hunkers Down

No one is venturing outside on a snowy Thursday morning in Southport. Over a foot of snow is forecast to fall by evening.
No one is venturing outside on a snowy Thursday morning in Southport. Over a foot of snow is forecast to fall by evening. Photo Credit: Andrea Graziano
It's probably not a good day to relax on the deck as the snow falls at a rate of 1 to 2 inches per hour on Thursday in Fairfield.
It's probably not a good day to relax on the deck as the snow falls at a rate of 1 to 2 inches per hour on Thursday in Fairfield. Photo Credit: Andrea Graziano
Neither rain nor snow nor dark of night: A postman makes his rounds on a stormy Thursday in Trumbull.
Neither rain nor snow nor dark of night: A postman makes his rounds on a stormy Thursday in Trumbull. Photo Credit: Roy Fuchs
Not a soul braved the chill conditions and blustery snow on Hackley Street in Bridgeport Thursday morning.
Not a soul braved the chill conditions and blustery snow on Hackley Street in Bridgeport Thursday morning. Photo Credit: Meredith Guinness
No plows had visited Hackley Street in Bridgeport Thursday morning, as blustery snow continued to blanket the area.
No plows had visited Hackley Street in Bridgeport Thursday morning, as blustery snow continued to blanket the area. Photo Credit: Meredith Guinness
Snow was falling steadily at Hackley Street and Harbor Avenue in Bridgeport Thursday morning.
Snow was falling steadily at Hackley Street and Harbor Avenue in Bridgeport Thursday morning. Photo Credit: Meredith Guinness
The heavy snow makes for a beautiful sight on this huge evergreen in Old Greenwich on Thursday.
The heavy snow makes for a beautiful sight on this huge evergreen in Old Greenwich on Thursday. Photo Credit: Sarah Bamford

FAIRFIELD, Conn. — Fairfield was blanketed with heavy snow by mid-morning Thursday, with meteorologists predicting up to 14 inches of the white stuff to fall across Fairfield County by the end of the day.

Connecticut State Police are warning that highways and roads are snow-covered and slippery — and visibility is poor with snow falling at a rate of 1 to 2 inches per hour. Temperatures are in the 20s — after a high near 60 on Wednesday — with 20 to 25 mph winds.

And besides, your destination is probably closed because of the severity of the storm. All schools and colleges are closed in Fairfield County and most City Halls and Town Halls, many major employers and malls are closed, too.

Traffic is very light on I-95 and I-84, according to the cameras for the Connecticut Department of Transportation.

On Metro-North, trains were experiencing difficulties as well. Service on the New Haven Line experienced delays of up to 25 minutes due to a switch problem in the vicinity of Harrison.

And due to the storm, Metro-North was advising passengers to allow for additional time to get to the stations. Delays, cancellations and train combinations may occur depending upon the severity of the snow storm, Metro-North said.

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