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Cold Monday Morning; Several Schools Delayed or Closed After Weekend Snow

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One of the coldest air masses in recent memory made for a super cold morning Monday and several school districts were delayed or canceled for Monday as towns continue clean-up efforts after the winter storm on Saturday.

Norwich and Groton public schools are closed Monday as the cleanup continues.

At least eight hours of blizzard conditions dumped more than a foot-and-a-half of snow in Norwich on Saturday and the public school system said the amount of snow was too much for public works staff to remove in just one day.

Norwich Free Academy said they are also closed on Monday to allow for extra clean-up time.

Chelsie Sands lives in downtown Norwich and her car was buried waist-deep in snow.

And public works crews spent Monday morning loading piles of snow into trucks to move them to a nearby parking lots.

The mayor is asking people to stay safe, but if their car is in the street, please help public works crews and find a place to put your vehicle.

Groton schools are closed because of the weekend weather and road conditions.

Monday will be partly cloudy with temperatures in the low 30s. Weather conditions remain quiet into the first half of the week.

There is good news if you like warmer temperatures. We're looking at a bit of a warming trend this week with temperatures that could get into the mid-40s by midweek.

After the warming trend, we're seeing signals that the cold makes a comeback, but as the cold moves in, we may have to deal with an area of low pressure meeting up with the cold.

A chance for a wintry mix on Friday looks possible.

Clean-up is underway in Norwich, where more than a foot and a half of snow fell on Saturday.

For updated snow totals from the Saturday blizzard and the outlook on the forecast for the week ahead, check out our weather blog.

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