(skip this header)

Darien News

Friday, October 31, 2014

dariennewsonline.com Businesses

« Back to Article

Major concerns for massive snowfall, coastal flooding in Darien

Updated 2:21 pm, Friday, February 8, 2013

nextprevious

  • Metro-North heads into Darien Train Station during Friday's snow storm. Megan Spicer / Staff photo  Feb. 8, 2013 Photo: Contributed Photo

    Metro-North heads into Darien Train Station during Friday's snow storm. Megan Spicer / Staff photo Feb. 8, 2013

    Photo: Contributed Photo

 

Larger | Smaller
Email This
Font

More Information

Fact box
Page 1 of 1

As "Nemo" makes its way through the Northeast, coastal towns like Darien are preparing for not only massive snow accumulations but also coastal flooding.

At 11 a.m., the Emergency Operations Center was partially activated, according to a news release from First Selectman Jayme Stevenson.

"The good news is that coastal flooding predictions have been reduced to one to three inches above normal high tide -- the more challenging news is that snow accumulation totals are for 16 to 24 inches of snow with winds gusting to 40 mph, which will cause significant drifting," Stevenson said.

She added that due to the predicted rapid rate of snowfall, the main roads will be of primary concern for the Department of Public Works and that secondary roads will take longer to clear.

At the time, there are no plans to open an emergency shelter.

"As always, we continue to monitor the need for a shelter and will be prepared to do so as circumstances change," Stevenson added.