Update 4:52 p.m.:
Metro-North has just announced that the 4:43 p.m. and 5:08 p.m. trains will be combined with the train continuing on the 5:08 p.m. schedule — in other words, everyone just gets on the later train.
Update 4:44 p.m:
New Canaan Branch service on Metro-North for the 4:43 Grand Central-to-New Canaan train will be by bus, Metro-North Railroad has just announced. That includes the Glenbrook, Springdale, Talmadge Hill and New Canaan stations.
Update 4:09 p.m.:
According to CL&P's outage map, 34 percent of Greenwich customers (9,616) are without power as of 3:17 p.m.
Original Darien Patch article:
A downed tree on a major electricity line in Greenwich caused delays on Metro-North's New Haven Line today, but service has resumed and only minor delays are expected the rest of the day.
Normal train service has resumed on the New Haven Line starting with the 2:34 pm train departing Grand Central and the 2:30 pm train departing Stamford, according to Metro-North. Customers, however, may experience residual delays, according to an email alert sent by the company.
At noon Monday, Greenwich First Selectman Peter Tesei has declared a state of emergency effective immediately for that town, according to an email from his office:
"Last evening, a severe storm produced a micro-burst of extreme wind that
damaged many trees throughout Town," town officials said in an email. "These trees downed a number of power lines. In addition to damaging trees and property, one of the main transmission lines that provide electricity to the Town was damaged. At approximately 10:00 a.m. this morning, a tree that was resting on the other main transmission line compromised that line. As a result, the entire Town is without power."
Editor's note: This article is a condensed version of an article and updates .