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Breaking News: Memorial Day Forecast Takes Shape As Unsettled Weather Sets In For Sunday

Snow Blankets The Frozen Landscape In Fairfield County

A snow day is not a day off for these Westport kids who are out shoveling early. Photo Credit: Alissa Smith
Downtown Westport is pretty much deserted with temperatures dipping into the single digits. Photo Credit: Alissa Smith
The snow is reflected in the window at Intermix in downtown Westport, which is closed until Saturday due to the snow. Photo Credit: Alissa Smith
A snow plow gets to work on Long Lots Road in Westport. Photo Credit: Alissa Smith
The Saugatuck River still flows despite the frigid temperatures. Photo Credit: Alissa Smith
The snow-covered scene from Westport is New England at its wintry finest. Photo Credit: Alissa Smith
Powdery snow blankets Westport. Photo Credit: Alissa Smith
Ice is forming at the edges of the Saugatuck River in Westport. Photo Credit: Alissa Smith
Snow blankets the frigid landscape. Photo Credit: Alissa Smith

FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. -- The powdery snow that blankets Fairfield County on Friday looks beautiful through the window. But as the mostly empty streets attest, venturing outside is only for the brave at heart.

The National Weather Service warned residents of Fairfield County of the dangers of the big chill. Temperatures of 5 to 15 degrees are combining with northwest winds of 15 to 20 mph, with gusts of up to 35 mph, to produce wind chills of 0 to -10 degrees.

Such cold temperatures can lead to frostbite or hypothermia for anyone exposed to the cold. The dangers of both frostbite or hypothermia as well as how to identify and treat them can be found here on The Daily Voice.

Anyone in need of a warming center can find a list by calling 211 or checking its website . Information about overnight shelters can be found here .

If you do head outside, take some photos and send them along to The Daily Voice to be published in our snow day gallery.

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