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Greenwich Sees Snow As Big Chill Settles In

With Greenwich Hospital in the background, a worker cleans the sidewalk during Tuesday's snowfall.
With Greenwich Hospital in the background, a worker cleans the sidewalk during Tuesday's snowfall. Photo Credit: Frank MacEachern
A worker applies salt to the sidewalk on Mason Street during Tuesday's snowfall.
A worker applies salt to the sidewalk on Mason Street during Tuesday's snowfall. Photo Credit: Frank MacEachern

GREENWICH, Conn., -- Greenwich saw its first snowfall of the New Year on Tuesday afternoon as a squall struck the area.

A total of 1.7 inches of snow fell Tuesday in the area, according to the National Weather Service.

The light snowfall was accompanied by chilly weather as the afternoon temperature stayed in the high teens, well below the freezing mark.

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy on Tuesday announced he has activated the State’s Severe Cold Weather Protocol in anticipation of temperatures in the teens and single-digits and wind chills below zero over the next few days and nights, effective through Saturday.

“We must continue to protect the most vulnerable during these severe cold weather outbreaks,” said Malloy. “I urge anyone in need of shelter to call 211 and encourage local communities to consider opening warming centers or other facilities to assist people in need.”

Temperatures will remain chilly through the weekend, but the forecast calls for slightly warmer weather beginning early next week.

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