Storm Respite Centers Open

March 9th, 2018

The LYME EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT CENTER (located at the back of the Hamburg Fire Station) is open today (Friday) as a community respite center from 7:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. Residents are welcome to come to the center to stay warm, charge cell phones or take a shower. (Bring your own towels if you plan to shower.) Park in the back of the fire station and enter the lower door in the back. There will be a sign, and a sign-in sheet.

The LYMES’ SENIOR CENTER at 26 Town Woods Road in Old Lyme is open today (Friday) from 9:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. – as an additional community respite center, another place to stay warm or charge phones.

Drive with caution as road conditions may be hazardous.

Road Closures Update 03

March 8th, 2018

Here is the latest information available on storm-related road closures … (Click on the image to enlarge it) …

NOTE:  We also have reports that Salem Road is closed.

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Lymes’ Senior Center Open as Community Respite Center

March 8th, 2018

The Lymes’ Senior Center at 26 Town Woods Road in Old Lyme is OPEN TODAY until 6:00 p.m. – and will be OPEN ON FRIDAY from 9:00 a.m. till 6:00 p.m. – as an additional community respite center, should you need a place to stay warm or charge your phones.

Road Closures Update 02

March 8th, 2018

Here is the latest information available on storm-related road closures … (Click on the image to enlarge it) …

NOTE:  We also have reports that Salem Road is closed.

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Lyme Emergency Operations Center Open until 6:00 p.m.

March 8th, 2018

The Lyme Emergency Operations Center is open at the Hamburg Fire Station – until 6 p.m. tonight. It’s a good place to go if you need to stay warm, charge your cell phone or take a shower. (Bring your own towels if you plan to shower.) Park in the back of the fire station and enter the lower door in the back. There will be a sign, and a sign-in sheet. Drive with caution as the road conditions may be hazardous.

Town Services Update

March 8th, 2018

 

  • Town Hall is OPEN today, but the phones are not working. (The phones at the Town Garage are also not operational.)
  • The Public Library is CLOSED today.
  • Eversource is sending a dedicated representative to Lyme to coordinate recovery efforts from our Emergency Operations Center.  Currently there are no time estimates as to when power will be restored.

Road Closures Update 01

March 8th, 2018

Here is the latest information available on storm-related road closures … (Click on the image to enlarge it) …

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Storm-Related Road Closures

March 8th, 2018

As of Thursday morning around 9:15 a.m., the following major road closures have been reported as a result of the storm:  Brush Hill at Tanturmorantum; Joshuatown north of Mitchel Hill; Mitchell Hill; Cove Road (should be open soon); Ely Ferry at Route 156; Town Woods (down to 1 lane); and Sterling City. It’s likely many smaller roads are experiencing closures too.

Winter Storm Update 02

March 7th, 2018

The Connecticut Department of Emergency Services & Public Protection has provided the following updated storm information:

THIS AFTERNOON: Snow intensity will increase in the Hartford area during the next 60 minutes.  Travel conditions in southwestern CT will continue to quickly deteriorate and will deteriorate in the Hartford area by 4:00 PM.  The snow has the potential to become very heavy with snowfall rates of 1” – 3” per hour and thundersnow especially in southwestern CT after 2:00 PM and across most of the state by the rush hour.  A rain / snow line is expected to move into the southeastern Connecticut coastline by 5:00 PM.  The impact on the afternoon rush hour is forecast to be major with heavy or very heavy snow falling across most of the state, several inches of snow on most roads and near blizzard conditions.  Highs are forecast to be in the low 30’s with Northeast winds gusting to 30 MPH at times inland and to 30 – 50 MPH at times along the coast.  The heavy wet snow combined with the strong winds are likely to cause power outages.  

THIS EVENING AND OVERNIGHT: Snow heavy at times is forecast to change to a mix or rain southeast of a line from Old Saybrook to Norwich by 7:00 PM.  The impact on evening travel is expected to range from minor in southeastern CT to Major in the Hartford / Stamford areas and the NW hills with a deep snowpack on most roads.  Any mix is expected to change back to snow by late evening and the snow is forecast to taper off to lighter snow between 10:00 PM and Midnight.  Light snow is expected to continue overnight and end completely between 4:00 – 6:00 AM Thursday morning.  There is still expected to be a minor to moderate impact on the Thursday morning rush hour.

Winter Storm Update 01

March 7th, 2018

The Connecticut Department of Emergency Services & Public Protection has provided the following updated storm information:

THIS MORNING: Light snow and flurries are forecast to continue for the next 2 – 3 hours.  Only a minor impact on this morning’s travel is expected with most roads remaining wet until noon.  Temperatures are forecast to hold in the low to mid 30’s.  Towns can expect 1” – 2” of accumulation mainly on grassy areas by noon.

THIS AFTERNOON: Snow intensity increasing and becoming heavy at times by 2:00 PM in Southwestern CT and into the Hartford / Middletown areas by 3:00 PM.  The snow has the potential to become very heavy with snowfall rates of 1” – 3” per hour after 3:00 PM and continuing thru the rush hour.  A rain / snow line is expected to move into the southeastern Connecticut coastline by 4:00 PM.  The impact on the afternoon rush hour is forecast to be major with heavy or very heavy snow falling across most of the state, several inches of snow on most roads and near blizzard conditions.  Highs are forecast to be in the low 30’s with Northeast winds gusting to 30 MPH at times inland and to 30 – 50 MPH at times along the coast.  The heavy wet snow combined with the strong winds are likely to cause power outages.

THIS EVENING AND OVERNIGHT: Snow heavy at times is forecast to change to a mix or rain southeast of a line from East Haven to Norwich by 7:00 PM.  The impact on evening travel is expected to range from minor in southeastern CT to Major in the Hartford / Stamford areas and the NW hills with a deep snowpack on most roads.  Any mix is expected to change back to snow by late evening and the snow is forecast to taper off to lighter snow between 10:00 PM and Midnight.  Light snow is expected to continue overnight and end completely between 4:00 – 6:00 AM Thursday morning.  There is still expected to be a minor to moderate impact on the Thursday morning rush hour.