GREENWICH, Conn. A downed tree across West Putnam Avenue in Greenwich leading into Port Chester, N.Y., was causing motorists to backtrack and find alternate routes Saturday night as a slushy unprecedented Noreaster moved through the area.
About 4,460 Connecticut Light & Power customers in Greenwich, or about 15 percent, were without power as of Saturday evening.
The Greenwich High School football teams homecoming game against Westhill was postponed until 2 p.m. Monday due to the storm.
A winter storm warning and coastal flood advisory is in effect, with the National Weather Service calling for as much as 8 to 12 inches of snow through 3 a.m. Sunday in the area.
The towns Department of Public Works highway and tree crews, along with CL&P, were working Saturday night into early Sunday to clear roads of snow and fallen trees. The towns emergency management services sent out automated townwide messages using the reverse-911 system, advising residents to exercise caution when heading out on the roads.
Metro-North Railroad's New Haven Line was operating with delays up to 30 minutes Saturday night in both directions because of signal problems, according to the Metropolitan Transit Authority.
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