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Snow Stopped, But Officials Say Stay Home

UPDATE 1:30 p.m.: Power to all Westport homes was restored shortly before 11:30 a.m. Wednesday. A CL&P spokesman said a fallen tree branch caused the outage.

From 10:20 a.m. to 11:20 a.m., 314 homes in Westport and Weston were without power due to a tree branch that had brought down power lines on Coleytown Road, said Mitch Gross of CL&P.

The snow had subsided by late morning, but the National Weather Service said more may fall before 3 p.m. In an afternoon press conference, Gov. Dan Malloy said about 19 inches of snow was dumped on Westport: That’s about seven inches more than the town saw in the after-Christmas blizzard.

And although most of the storm had passed, Malloy and Connecticut State Police Lt. Paul Vance urged people to stay off the roadways to allow for a smoother cleanup.

The message was the same from Westport Police.

“Everything is relatively quiet,” Capt. Sam Arciola said. “There’s not a lot of traffic, which is good. We’re encouraging people to stay home to let the Department of Public Works and other plow trucks clear the roads.”

A Winter Storm Warning was to be in effect until 6 p.m. Wednesday. Wind gusts as high as 30 mph were expected to cause areas of blowing snow.

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