Tetreau declares state of emergency for Fairfield

As of 11:30 AM, Friday, First Selectman Michael Tetreau has declared a state of emergency for the town of Fairfield, which is preparing for a very significant storm with blizzard conditions. The snow and winds will continue to intensify over the next 24 hours with winds tonight at 30 to 40 mph and gusts to 60 mph, with potential snowfall of 16 to 20 inches overnight.

Coastal flooding is expected around the high tide mark of 9:45 tonight. Fairfield Town Hall closed at 11, and everyone is asked to  stay off the roads

United Illuminating is projecting 10% to 50% potential power outages and restoration may take as long as two to three days. Look after the elderly or those with special needs in your neighborhood. Report power outages directly to UI at 1-800-722-5584

Residents are asked to not park on the street to help with road clearing activities. If needed, the town is prepared to open an emergency shelter. Stay tuned for updates.

Call 203-254-4899 for any non-emergencies, and 911 for life threatening emergencies.

Stay tuned to local news media and the town website, as well as police, fire, town Facebook pages for updates on the storm and road closures.

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