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Brrrrrr: Winter arrives

Route 7 north is usually loaded with traffic on Saturday afternoons. Here’s the road, with BMW of Ridgefield in the distance, at 4 p.m.—Sarah Kim photo

UPDATED Sunday, 6:30 a.m. — About three inches of snow fell across Ridgefield Saturday, causing a half dozen accidents.

Winter weather of a different kind continues this morning. The National Weather Service has issued a wind advisory for northwest winds of 20 to 30 mph, with gusts as high as 50, in effect until around noon.

The weather station at Ridgefield Academy has recorded a high gust of 26 mph so far today.

The weather service also warns of black ice on roadways.

Town highway crews were working all day and into the evening, clearing and ‘salting’ roads.

Accidents Saturday were reported on Route 7, Farmingville Road, Tackora Trail, Main Street, and Prospect Street. One person was taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries after her car went off Tackora Trail and hit an embankment.

UPDATED Saturday, 7 p.m. — About three inches of snow have fallen on Ridgefield. Snowfall is very light now, and due to end soon.

No accidents reported in past couple of hours. Most roads are snow-covered, though state highways are more slushy. Town plows are out on the roads tonight.

UPDATED Saturday, 4 p.m. —  A half dozen accidents have been reported in town this afternoon, none of them servious.

The snow that began falling late this morning has made driving hazardous in the area.

Several cars were involved in an accident or were disabled on Farmingville Road around 2:30.

Other accidents have been reported on Tackora Trail, Prospect and Grove Streets, Main at Route 116, and Topstone Road.

Ridgefield Highway Department trucks were out prepping the roads with “sugar salt” product before the snow even began. Plows are

The Ridgefield Library closed at 2 p.m. because of the snow.

The latest forecast is for Fairfield County to get three to five inches before snow ends around midnight.

As of 4, about two inches of snow have fallen in town.

State police are reporting accidents on I-84 and other interstates, and area towns have had many crashes.

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