Nor’easter Wallops New Canaan with Rain [VIDEO]


The Nor’easter that brought heavy rains to New Canaan and the rest of southern Fairfield County Tuesday, delivering up to three inches of rain just a few days after heavy rains already had brought two inches to the area, left the town’s streams as rivers and riverbanks running over.

Public works confirmed Tuesday afternoon that no town roads had been closed as a result of the storm, though state workers began directing alternating one-way traffic at the Route 106 railroad overpass north of Jelliff Mill Road in the late afternoon as the heavy rains created waterfall-like conditions at gantry, spitting large rocks and boulders into the DOT’s roadway.

The New Canaan DPW was also called to the parking lot behind People’s Bank on Main Street to pump out two feet-plus of water there (see video above), officials said, as the lot itself was closed for most of the day.

Meanwhile, the National Weather Service issued a wind advisory through 7 p.m. Tuesday, as wind gusts hit 45 mph, and a flood watch through 1 a.m. Wednesday. The weather service is calling for more precipitation Wednesday with a chance of snow later in the week.

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