Update: Emergency shelter closed at Fairfield Ludlowe HS

According to First Selectman Mike Tetreau, the shelter at Fairfield Ludlowe is now closed. Fairfield received less snow than predicted and the shelter was not used.

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First Selectman Mike Tetreau advises everyone to stay off the roads after 6 p.m. and park off the roads if possible.

Fairfield opened an emergency shelter at 6 p.m. today, at Fairfield Ludlowe High School. The shelter will remain open for the duration of this event. If you plan on relocating to the shelter, contact the Emergency Communication Center at 203-254-4800.

United Illuminating is projecting the possibility of up to 10 % of its customers may suffer a loss of power during this storm event.

Any resident who experiences a power outage is urged to notify United Illuminating directly at 1-800-722-5584.  Power restoration will not be possible while sustained wind speeds are above 35 mph.

Currently, the coastal flood watch has been downgraded to a flood advisory.  Residents in known flooding areas should still consider moving their vehicles to higher ground.

With large snow drifts expected, it is important to ensure furnace vents are clear and unobstructed.  In addition, ensure the Carbon Monoxide detectors are in working order.

Please consider looking in on your elderly neighbors to make sure they are doing ok.

Please stay home and stay safe until the winds and the storm have passed.

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