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Nor’easter Hitting Already Stressed Norwalk

A Brien McMahon High School student walks home with his back to the wind Wednesday in Norwalk.

NORWALK, Conn. – Large snowflakes heralded the beginning of Norwalk’s next big storm early Thursday afternoon, causing at least one Brien McMahon High School student to walk backwards into the wind as he headed home from school early. In another part of town, Norwalk Firefighters were dealt with downed wires as the storm made its presence known.

The strengthening coastal storm will continue to send snow falling on the area through Wednesday and into Thursday, the National Weather Service says. It may get windier. Gusts may reach 55 miles per hour and there may be up to an inch of snow.

Norwalk is still in a state of emergency resultant from what is now being called Superstorm Sandy. Mayor Richard Moccia announced Wednesday that he was waiting to see what the effects were of the incoming nor’easter before lifting the emergency order.

It was the first day back to school since Sandy’s arrival more than a week ago. One Brien McMahon teenager who was walking home at about 1:30 p.m. thought the decision to open school Wednesday was “stupid.”

Firefighters from Station 3 blocked the southbound lane of Calf Pasture Beach Road about an hour later due to a downed wire. Arcing wires were a problem in other areas, according to dispatch traffic.

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