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Greater Danbury area towns hit hard by snow storm

There were more than three dozen downed trees reported in Ridgefield as of 8:30 last night.  One of the trees was near the Branchville Train Station at Depot Road, blocking in a few cars.  Ridgefield Police reported that at least two dozen cars have swerved off the road during the storm.  The Ridgefield Dispatch Center fielded a high volume of calls, with Police working in conjunction with State and Town crews, as well as Eversource. 


Brookfield Volunteer Fire Company and Candlewood Company responded to calls all over Brookfield for trees and wires down.  Police and the Public Works department were also out in different areas and reminded residents that all downed wires should be considered live.  Brookfield Police reported a number of accidents during the afternoon and evening, including cars that went off the roadway and rolled into wooded areas.


Newtown wasn't spared from the storm.  Police report that multiple roads throughout Newtown are blocked by trees and wires down. That limited plow trucks ability to clear the streets. 


Metro North service is suspended on the Danbury branch due to several downed trees and weather-related infrastructure issues.