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Winter Storm Warning For Super Bowl Sunday

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Feb 062021
 

A winter storm warning is in effect from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 7 (Super Bowl Sunday)

Heavy snow, which may exceed more than an inch per hour during the late morning and early afternoon is expected, with a total accumulation of 5 to 7 inches.

Travel could be very difficult.

For your own safety, stay home and enjoy the game. Gorge yourself on nachos, air fried wings, and pizza, and drink your beer without having to worry about a designated driver or wearing a mask.

But, don’t leave your favorite sports bar out in the cold, call today put in a take-out order of their specialties. Many are connected with the Grub Hub delivery service, so you won’t even have to leave the house to pick it up.

Just Stay Safe!

Symptoms Of The UK Covid Variant — How Are You Celebrating Superbowl 55?

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Feb 032021
 

With Superbowl Sunday coming up this weekend, some die-hard football fans may still want to party like it’s 1999, but seriously, think about it ONE boring Super Bowl Sunday won’t kill you, but one reckless, typical Super Bowl Sunday celebration during a pandemic could very possibly lead to your death.

The UK Covid Variant is here in CT, and it is said to be more contagious than the initial Wuhan virus. A big Superbowl Party could become a SuperSpreader event.

Some of the symptoms are similar to the original, but you also should be aware of the more unusual symptoms found with this variant.

They include:

Hallucinations 

Blood clots

Hearing loss

High blood sugar

Back to Super Bowl Sunday — If you’ve been lucky enough to get a covid vaccination, congratulations, I am very happy for you — but If you haven’t, how secure do you feel that the guy next to you in the bar, who’s swigging beer and pounding down wings and the community nacho platter isn’t asymptomatic?

If you’re a terrible cook, but are craving that spicy, cheezy bar food, why not give your favorite pub a call and request a take-out spread?

If you’re not a Kansas City Chiefs or Tampa Bay Buccaneers fan, then watch the game at home, take in the commercials and the Weeknd’s halftime show. Look ahead to 2022 when YOUR favorite team may be playing and Budweiser may decide to deliver on a Clydesdale commercial again (no Bud horses this year).

Think of brighter days when you won’t have to wear a mask, and you can stuff yourself into a crowded bar like you used to and scream at the top of your lungs without worrying about anything except if your team will win or not.

If you do go out, the weather will be a little warmer with a high around 35 degrees and some snow is in the forecast. Take it easy on the drinking and drive carefully, watch out for the other guy.

Take every precaution this weekend. We want you to be around for a very long time.

 

Updated 9:10 p.m.: Weather Alert, Later Start Time Expected

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Dec 162020
 

The snowstorm that was expected to hit by 2 p.m. this afternoon is now expected to arrive by 5 p.m. or as late as 7 p.m. this evening.

Heavy snow is expected to fall overnight and continue through tomorrow, tapering off by 1 p.m. Thursday afternoon. The storm is expected to dump 11 to 16 inches of the white stuff on Connecticut and surrounding areas (2 inches per hour), with wind gusts up to 45 mph.

THE LATEST: There is still some uncertainty with how much snow will accumulate if any mixing occurs tonight for southeastern coastal Connecticut. If some mixing occurs, snowfall amounts will be lower.

Snow is picking up in intensity with moderate to heavy snow developing. Visibilities will drop from around 1 to 2 miles to a quarter-mile or less at times. 

STAY HOME PLEASE! BE SAFE.

A tractor-trailer ban is in effect from 9 p.m. Wednesday to 9 a.m. Thursday and a travel advisory is in effect for all other vehicles.

Charge your phone and computers in the event of a power outage, as an icy mix in some areas may bring down tree limbs and power lines.

As previously stated, travel could be very difficult to impossible and the hazardous conditions could impact overnight travel as well as the Thursday morning commute.

Governor Lamont is asking citizens to stay home during the storm. If you must travel, give yourself plenty of extra time for anticipated delays, drive slowly, and keep a safe distance from other vehicles on the road.

Dress warmly in gloves, face and head coverings, and warm, waterproof footwear.

Tell someone where you are going and when you are expected to arrive, so they will be aware that you may be in trouble and where to find you if you are stuck somewhere.

Also, carry a sturdy ice scraper in your car and keep an extra flashlight, food, water, a blanket or two, and a large empty container (for sanitary needs), in your vehicle in case of an emergency.

Thank you to all of the Public Works and other Plow Drivers who are out there clearing the roads and making them safe for us.

CTALERT: A Message from Governor Lamont

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Mar 222020
 

Today the Governor sent this message to Connecticut residents regarding his Stay Safe, Stay Home initiative.

This is Governor Ned Lamont. I’m calling to urge you personally to stay safe, stay home.

I’m not ordering you to stay home, I’m strongly urging you to stay home to make sure that you and your neighbors are much less likely to be infected by the highly contagious COVID-19 virus.

If you must head out to the grocery store, or pharmacy, pick up takeout from your favorite restaurant, that’s fine. I’ll be taking a long walk with Annie to get some fresh air, but remember to keep your distance from passers-by.

70 years or older? Stay home.

And for those of you who can work from home, that’s best but check with your boss, first.

For the latest updates, follow me on Twitter or Facebook.

We will get through this crisis by working together

Stay Safe, Stay at Home, Requires More Closures

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Mar 202020
 

(photo from live science.com)

The governor is signing an executive order that will take effect at 8 p.m. on Monday, March 23, called “Stay Safe, Stay at Home” that will require all non-essential businesses to close.

Exemptions include:

  • Grocery stores
  • Take out and delivery food service
  • Gas stations
  • Pharmacies
  • Major construction projects already underway
  • Major defense manufacturing facilities
  • Public transportation
  • Childcare services
  • Auto repair stores
  • Hardware stores
  • Package stores
  • Banks/Financial institutions

If you MUST get something from Best Buy, Bed Bath and Beyond, Target and other such stores make sure you get there before Monday at 8 p.m. “Those retail stores that are non-essential, do not open,” said Gov. Ned Lamont. “Businesses that don’t comply could face civil fines.”

All non-essential businesses will need to have employees work from home, the governor said.

 

Residents will still be allowed to leave their home for critical services.

“All of the direct and indirect services that are critical to helping battle COVID-19 and keeping our economy moving as much as possible” will be exempt, said Josh Geballe, the state’s chief’s operating officer.

 

On Thursday, hair salons, barbershops, nail salons and tattoo parlors were ordered to close due to the coronavirus.

A serious situation

As of today, Friday, March 20, there were 194 confirmed cases of coronavirus in Connecticut and four people have died from it.  

Here is how the cases break down by county:

All four of the patients who died were in Fairfield County.

Blizzard Warning: What to Expect

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Jan 252015
 

blizzard+snow+plowFrom the NOAA:

A Blizzard Warning remains in effect from 1 p.m. Monday to Midnight Tuesday night.

Expect heavy, blowing snow with blizzard conditions, snowfall rates of 2 to 4 inches per hour with a total accumulation of 20-30 inches, late Monday night into Tuesday morning. Visibility of 1/4 mile or less at times.

Northerly winds of 30-40 mph with gusts of 55-65 mph. Temperatures in the lower 20s.

Light snowfall will begin Monday morning with accumulations of 1 to 3 inches possibly by the evening rush. Snow will pick up in intensity Monday evening with the heaviest snow and strongest winds from about midnight Monday into Tuesday afternoon.

Life threatening conditions and extremely dangerous travel due to heavy snowfall and strong winds with whiteout conditions. Secondary and tertiary roads may become impassable.

Strong winds may down power lines and tree limbs. Snow drifts could be 4-6 feet.

Do not travel. If you MUST travel, have a winter survival kit with you. If you get stranded, stay with your vehicle. All unnecessary travel is discouraged beginning Monday afternoon to allow people already on the road to safely reach their destinations before the heaviest snow begins and to allow snow removal equipment to clear roads.

 

From The Road: Proceed With Caution

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Nov 262014
 

black-iceIf you MUST go out today, please proceed with caution.

The roads are getting increasingly slippery.

In Milford, you may find yourself sliding around corners if you’re traveling even 2 mph over the speed limit. The road conditions seem to improve as you cross into Orange, but it’s still slippery. Be sure to keep a safe distance between yourself and other cars at lights and intersections and as you are driving down inclines of any size.

Over in West Haven the roads are much like Milford with scary sliding and near collisions wherever you look.

As you travel further north the snow is actually accumulating, Hamden, Bristol, etc.

You know what this means. Wear your seat belts, as the police are looking for violations and face it, not everyone is as good at driving in the snow or on slippery roads as you are. Watch out for the other guy and be careful. Stay home if you can and bake a pie or two for Thanksgiving.

Are You Prepared? Dangerous Travel Conditions and Frigid Temperatures Expected With Winter Storm

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Jan 012014
 

Please Be Careful Out There

Please Be Careful Out There

A winter storm warning is in effect for our area from 4 a.m. tomorrow until 1 p.m. on Friday.

Expect heavy snow severe winter weather conditions with a significant amount of snow that will make travel dangerous.

Everyone is warned to only travel in an emergency, and if you must drive, keep an extra flashlight, food and water in your car in case of an emergency.

Details:

This will be a coastal storm with strong winds and dangerously cold wind chills Thursday evening through Friday afternoon. Expect wind gusts up to 35 mph.

Be prepared for 1 to 2 inches of snow per hour through the Thursday morning rush hour followed by a lull.

The most significant period of snow will redevelop by Thursday evening and continue into Friday morning.

Wind chills will be around 15 below to 5 below from late Thursday night into Friday.

Blowing and drifting snow will make travel extremely dangerous, visibility could be 1/4 to 1/2 mile at times.

Please be careful out there.