NORWALK, Conn. – Snow changed plans Thursday and snarled Norwalk traffic in some areas.
For this reason, NancyOnNorwalk does not have a story about the Harbor Management Commission but rather an assortment of newsy photos. Enjoy!
The Commission was set to discuss the Walk Bridge with Connecticut Department of Transportation officials. The meeting was not advertised as cancelled but no one was present in the City Hall room it was scheduled for.
Snow was not predicted to mount up. Accuweather at 5 p.m. predicted 1-2 inches, followed by rain. Instead, the snow kept falling; at midnight, after the rain had begun, there were 3 inches of snow in central Norwalk.
Traffic was virtually stopped at 6 p.m. a the intersection of East Avenue and Route 1, with cars backed up south past Wall Street. Five cars were scattered across the Westport Avenue east-bound lane, blocking progress.
Westport Avenue conditions were poor, but side areas such as William Street had been plowed.
That’s because Route 1 is a state road, Norwalk Chief of Staff Laoise King confirmed.
“The State maintains state roads and highways (post road, 136, 53, rte 7, etc),” King said in an email. “This means they treat and plow during storms, but they also pave, manage traffic signals, sidewalks and curbs and all other maintenance issues. The city does the same for local roads.”