FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. – The nor'easter that dumped a foot or so of snow onto Fairfield County early Saturday was expected to taper off throughout the morning as towns work to clear roads and get back to normal.
A travel ban remained in effect across the Connecticut, according to an early morning statement from the the governor’s office.
“It's critical right now that residents stay off the roads, so that our plows can continue their efforts to clear our streets and highways," said Gov. Dannel P. Malloy.
"This is a record-setting storm. It's going to take time to dig out of the snow. Stalled or abandoned vehicles will only slow that process. Unless you face an emergency, please stay put."
Metro North Railroad service has been suspended until further notice because of the storm's severity, as crews work to clear snow. All connecting services have also been suspended, according to the MTA.
No power outages were reported, but a blizzard warning remained in effect until 1 p.m. Meteorologists said gusty winds will result in blowing and drifting of snow, making travel dangerous.
Forecasts for Saturday improved overnight, with only a 60 percent chance of snow before 1 p.m. and additional accumulation of just 1 to 3 inches. Skies were expected to clear by evening.