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Weston, Redding, Easton Schools Have Two-Hour Delay Monday

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Update: Sunday, Feb. 10 — 11:14 p.m.

There's a two-hour delay for Weston Public Schools on Monday, Feb. 11, according to the district's website. 

Update: Sunday, Feb. 10 — 7:26 p.m.

Redding and Easton schools are operating on a two-hour delay on Monday, Feb. 11, according to the ER9 website.

Update: Sunday, Feb. 10 — 1:33 p.m.

The National Weather Service (NWS) is forecasting a period of freezing rain passing over southern Connecticut, including Wilton and northern Fairfield County, beginning early Monday morning.

Though the ice and snowfall from this front will not be substantial, current road conditions and areas of fog predicted to set in have prompted the NWS to issue a Hazardous Weather Outlook for Monday morning.

“Ice accumulations are expected to be minimal, only a couple hundredths of an inch,” according to the NWS, “However, this, combined with the recent heavy snowfall could result in slick travel conditions during the morning commute.”

As of the most recent forecasts, there is a 30 percent chance of freezing rain after 3 a.m. Monday, increasing to 90 percent by 9 a.m. Temperatures will warm throughout the day but periods of rain and freezing rain are expected through Monday evening.

With more precipitation on the way, officials are urging residents to clear roofs, drainage areas and exhaust vents on Sunday before conditions make this more necessary and more difficult.

Update: Saturday, Feb. 9 — 5:36 p.m.

The John Adams program scheduled to take place tomorrow at the Weston Public Library has been postponed. No makeup date has yet been announced.

Forty-four customers remain without power in Weston, while all customers in Redding have power, according to Connecticut Light & Power. United Illuminating is reporting that 91 customers are without power in Easton.

Update: Saturday, Feb. 9 — 4:41 p.m.

There are 44 customers in Weston without power, Connecticut Light & Power is reporting. CL&P and United Illuminating are reporting no customers are without power in Redding and Easton.

Update: Saturday, Feb. 9 — 1:58 p.m.

Connecticut Light & Power is reporting 43 customers in Weston are without power. Everyone in Redding and Easton has power, according to CL&P and United Illuminating.

The Lumberyard Pub is open for business. 

Update: Saturday, Feb. 9 — 11:19 a.m.

Thirty-one Weston customers are currently without power, according to Connecticut Light & Power. All Redding and Easton customers are illuminated, according to CL&P and United Illuminating.

Update: Saturday, Feb. 9—11:12 a.m.

A blizzard warning is still in effect until noon and Gov. Malloy has banned travel on all roads in Connecticut.

Here's the latest forecast from the National Weather Service:

  • Saturday Afternoon: A chance of snow showers before 1pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 28. Blustery, with a north wind around 22 mph, with gusts as high as 33 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%.
  • Saturday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 8. Northwest wind 5 to 14 mph.
  • Sunday: Sunny, with a high near 33. North wind 3 to 6 mph.
  • Sunday Night: A slight chance of snow after 1am. Increasing clouds, with a low around 23. Calm wind becoming southeast around 5 mph after midnight. Chance of precipitation is 20%.

Update: Friday, Feb. 8 — 11:55 p.m.

If you're a Westonite, you should feel lucky—unless you are the one customer in town without power. According to Connecticut Light & Power, all of Redding has power. United Illuminating is reporting all Eastonites have power as well. 

Update: Friday, Feb. 8 — 9:05 p.m.

Connecticut Light & Power and United Illuminating are reporting that no customers in Weston, Redding and Easton are without power.

Update: Friday, Feb. 8 — 5:13 p.m.

All weekend events scheduled to take place at Weston Public Schools have been canceled, according to the district's website. 

Update: Friday, Feb. 8 — 3:47 p.m.

Gov. Dannel Malloy has issued a travel ban, which goes into effect at 4 p.m.

“As the weather gets worse over the next few hours, we need to keep the roads clear, so that emergency-related personnel and utility crews can reach those that may need our help,” Governor Malloy said.  “By traveling in these conditions, you are not only putting yourself in danger, but you are potentially risking the lives of first responders, utility workers and other residents. Please be safe.”

The ban will remain in effect until further notice.

Update: Friday, Feb. 8 — 3:24 p.m.

According to Connecticut Light and Power, all Weston and Redding customers currently have power. According to United Illuminating, all Easton customers currently have power. 

Update: Friday, Feb. 8 — 10:23 a.m.

The Westport Weston Y will close at noon today.

Update: Friday, Feb. 8 — 6:38 a.m.

Weston Public Schools will be closed on Friday due to the impending storm, according to its Web site.

Update: Thursday, Feb. 7 — 8 p.m.

The Easton Volunteer Fire Department has launched a Twitter page where residents can get up-to-date information regarding weather alerts, road closures and more. To follow the account, click here

Original article:

Redding and Easton schools will be closed tomorrow—Friday, Feb. 8—in anticipation of Winter Storm Nemo, which experts say could dump as much as two feet of snow on Connecticut.

The predicted heavy, wet snow is expected to begin falling as early as 2 a.m. Friday morning.

The National Weather Service has issued the following alert in effect through Saturday afternoon:

  • Hazard types...heavy snow and sleet.
  • Accumulations...snow accumulation of 10 to 20 inches.
  • Winds...north 25 to 35 mph with gusts up to 60 mph.
  • Temperatures...in the lower 30s.
  • Visibilities...one quarter mile or less at times.
  • Impacts...heavy snow will make for dangerous driving conditions. In addition, the heavy snow and strong winds could result in near blizzard conditions...bring down some tree limbs and cause scattered power outages.
  • Precautionary/preparedness actions... A winter storm watch means there is a potential for significant snow, sleet or ice accumulations that may impact travel.

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