Saturday: Darien beaches reopen Saturday after closure for water quality Friday

UPDATE: Darien beaches at Pear Tree Point and Weed Beach have reopened Saturday after closing Friday due to poor water quality, First Selectman Jayme Stevenson.

Darien Police have announced Friday that as per order of the Health Department, the beaches in Darien were closed to swimming Friday due to poor water quality from Thursday’s storms.

The Darien Health Department says beaches will be closed if one inch or greater of rainfall occurs during a rainfall event as determined by the Darien Health Department referring to rain gages maintained in Stamford and Norwalk. Rainfall shall be measured for a 24-hour period, but continuous rain for a period of greater than 24 hours will be accumulated and considered as one rain event as per the State of Connecticut Department of Public Health.

For more information, call the Town of Darien Health Department Hotline at 203-656-7323