With a blizzard warning in effect until 6 p.m. Monday, Westport First Selectman Gordon Joseloff ordered activation of the town's Emergency Operations Center at the Fire Headquarters shortly before 1 p.m. Sunday.
"We're going to partially activate the EOC to better coordinate our storm response," Joseloff said. "We've been through these before, but you can never be too prepared."
Under the blizzard warning, the National Weather Service is predicting total snow accumulations of 15 to 20 inches, with up to 2 feet of snow possible.
Heavy snowfall and wind gusts of 40 to 60 mph are expected to cause whiteout conditions at times. The heaviest snowfall is expected throughout Sunday afternoon and into the night.
"Just to repeat what Westporters already know: Stay off the roads unless travel is absolutely necessary," Joseloff said. If you must travel, the National Weather Service advises that drivers carry an emergency survival kit. And if you get stranded, stay with your vehicle.
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