Westport, Keep Warm In Below Freezing Temperatures

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A snowblower is used outside of Our Lady of Fatima Church in Wilton to clear the sidewalk. Photo Credit: Karen Tensa
Snow plows in Danbury worked hard to keep the roads clear after Tuesday's snowstorm. Photo Credit: Karen Tensa
Danbury residents and business owners had to clear the sidewalks of snow. Photo Credit: Karen Tensa
The geese on the Mill River in Fairfield don't seem to mind the cold weather, or that the river is partially frozen. Photo Credit: Alissa Smith
Boats in Southport harbor had their covers coated in snow after the snowstorm Tuesday night. Photo Credit: Alissa Smith
Piles of snow like this can be found in most major parking lots across Fairfield County after the snowstorm Tuesday night. Photo Credit: Alissa Smith
The Saugatuck River by Westport Library was almost completely frozen over. Photo Credit: Vanessa Inzitari

FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. -- According to the National Weather Service, Tuesday night's snowstorm dropped more than 10 inches in some areas across Fairfield County. And with the snow came another deep freeze. 

The weather service is forecasting a low of -3 degrees for Wednesday night. 

With the freezing temperatures, the Red Cross is encouraging residents to stay inside as much as possible to keep warm. But if you have to go outside, keep as much of your skin covered as possible in the frigid weather. 

The Red Cross also offer tips on how to recognize the symptoms of hypothermia and frostbite so that help can be found sooner. 

  • Symptoms of hypothermia can be confusion, dizziness, exhaustion and severe shivering
  • Frostbite warning signs are gray, white or yellow skin discoloration, numbness, waxy feeling skin

Find more cold weather tips from the Red Cross here.

If keeping your home warm is a problem warming centers and shelters can be found in each town by calling the United Way help line at 211.

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