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Side Roads Slippery In Fairfield County; Metro-North On Reduced Schedule

Many side streets are still snow covered Wednesday across Fairfield County.
Many side streets are still snow covered Wednesday across Fairfield County. Photo Credit: File

FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. — As Fairfield County continues to dig out from a huge nor'easter, overnight freezing temps have left many roads ice-covered and slippery on Wednesday morning.

Residual snow and slush on roads and sidewalks will remain frozen Wednesday, as temperatures struggle to reach the mid-20s by the afternoon, the National Weather Service warned.

As a result, untreated surfaces will be very slippery, and extra caution should be used while out and about Wednesday.

In addition, west winds will gust to 30 to 40 mph Wednesday, making it feel even colder and possibly bringing down branches and power lines weighed down with ice.

Highways and parkways are mostly clear after Tuesday's travel ban allowed for plowing.

But on- and off-ramps are slippery as are many side roads. Also, light snow fell overnight in many areas, adding to the layers of ice and snow.

Related story: Fairfield County schools announce delays, closures.

Drivers should also be on the lookout for piles of snow from plowing and reduced visibility due to snowdrifts.

Before you leave home, be sure to clear your car of any snow and ice.

Related story: 7 to 20 inches, how did the storm stack up in Fairfield County?

Drivers are subject to a $120 fine if your vehicle is not cleared of ice and snow, which can cause dangerous "ice missiles" if blown onto another car. If your windows or windshield are obstructed by snow and ice, you could face a $92 fine.

On Metro-North, which canceled service for much of Tuesday, is operating trains on a modified AM peak weekday schedule for Wednesday, March 15.

Trains will serve customers at all stations, with some combined and canceled trains. Metro-North warned customers to expect crowded conditions and train delays.

Metro-North also warned customers to anticipate five- to 10-minute delays due to weather-related conditions throughout the area.

To check the train schedule, click here or use the Train Time App and listen for announcements at your stations.

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