People Heed Advice and Stay Off Roads

A plow truck clears snow on Sport Hill Road. — Chief Rich Doyle Photo

The Nor’easter that swept through the region Wednesday night into Thursday morning dumped 10 inches of snow on Easton and knocked out power for 90 residents.

“A tree took down a utility pole and wires on North Street,” according to Police Chief Rich Doyle. “United Illuminating Company is on the scene.”

One minor accident was reported overnight. Traffic was light. State crews and the Easton Department of Public Works are out clearing roads, the chief said.

“The blowing snow is covering plowed roads,” Doyle said. “The precipitation turned to sleet during the night for about an hour. The roads are slick. People should not venture out yet.”

People heeded the advice and stayed off the roads. — Chief Rich Doyle Photo

Doyle thanked residents for heeding the advice and staying off the roads overnight. “People should stay home,” he continued to advise.

The pandemic contributed to the light traffic conditions with many people working from home. Kids will be able to go out and play in the snow once the storm passes through the area this afternoon.

Easton looks like a winter wonderland, one of the joys of country living. And the sun is forecast to come out this afternoon.

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By Nancy Doniger

Nancy Doniger worked as a journalist for three decades and was a founding editor of the nonprofit Easton Courier in partnership with the School of Communications, Media & the Arts at Sacred Heart University (SHU). She served two years as executive member and is now a contributing editing of the Easton Courier. She was a former managing editor of Hometown Publications and Hersam Acorn Newspapers covering Connecticut's Fairfield and New Haven counties. She was a correspondent for the Connecticut section of The New York Times from 1995 until the section was discontinued in 2006. Over the years she edited The Easton Courier, The Monroe Courier, The Bridgeport News and other community newspapers. She taught news editing as an adjunct professor at SHU and served as coordinator and member of the Community Assets Network for the Easton, Redding and Region 9 schools. She was a member of the Newtown Community Center Commission, member of the Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ), board member of the New England Newspaper and Press Association (NENPA), and past president and board member of the Barnard Club of Connecticut. She has won awards for her writing from SPJ and NENPA.