Winter storm update: 1,000 residents without power, trees down on several major roads
Wednesday's winter storm has dropped 14 inches of snow — and counting — in Ridgefield.
Eversource reports that 1,033 customers are without power, a number that has been growing exponentially over the last few hours.
There are more than three dozen reported trees down as 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 7. Some of the down trees have taken down wires. Major roads where trees have fallen down include: North Salem Road, Branchville Road, Farmingville Road, Florida Hill Road, Ridgebury Road, and Ethan Allen Highway.
Other roads affected by the Ashbee Lane, Keeler Drive, Mountain Road, Barrack Hill Road, Nursery Road, Stony Hill Road, Fulling Mill Road, and Hobby Drive.
One tree is reported down at Branchville Train Station at Depot Road, blocking a few cars in.
At least two dozen cars have swerved off the road during the storm.
The National Weather Service expects a few more inches to fall on Ridgefield before the end of the storm.
Ridgefield Public Schools have a three-hour delay in place for Thursday, March 8. A decision to cancel schools is pending.
Ridgefield Academy will be closed Thursday.
Winter Brothers have announced that Thursday garbage pickups have been postponed to Friday, March 9.