The nor'easter took its time moving toward Milford, but now that it's here the snow is starting to pile up and impacts are beginning to be felt — in town and across the state and region.
Early this morning, along with the snow came a blizzard of school closures, and Milford was among the districts on that list.
The latest forecast from the National Weather Service is predicting that we'll get about 1 to 3 inches of new snow today, March 8. The snow will give way to rain and periodic snow showers after 4 p.m., the weather service says.
A coastal flood advisory remains in effect this morning, too, with high tide expected to be about two feet above normal.
Winds will be relatively strong today, between 16 and 22 miles per hour, according to the forecast. That shoud make the mid-30 temperatures feel a bit colder.
The wind, coupled with wet, heavy snow, also presents the possibility of power outages. United Illuminating Co. and CL&P say they are ready.
In a statement released Wednesday as the storm approached, UI said, in part:
"UI officials have already begun plans for how to respond if power outages occur as a result of the storm. The company opened its Emergency Operations Center at 2 p.m. Wednesday and is making preparations, including ensuring that vehicles are fueled and ready to go; stocking poles, transformers and other equipment; and arranging appropriate staffing levels for the duration of the storm."
As of 9:40 a.m., no power outages were reported in Milford. To report an outage to UI, call 800-722-5584.
On the upside, tomorrow is supposed to be a bright, sunny Saturday. And there's a lot going on in town and others around us.