Several Schools Delay Opening Due to Snow

Slow to Arrive, Now Winter Won't Loosen Its Grip

Several schools opened late on Wednesday morning, while East Windsor Public Schools are dismissing early because of snowy weather.

Delays ranged from an hour-and-a-half to two hours.

There  have were several issues on the roads and police were busy responding to crashes and spin-outs on Route 8 in Beacon Falls and Derby, as well as on Amity Road in Bethany, among others. 

Route 20 in Windsor Locks was temporarily closed as crews worked on a tractor-trailer than flipped over and police in Willimantic put out the warning for drivers to take their time because of slippery roads.

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East Windsor High School is dismissing at 11:55 a.m., East Windsor Middle School is dismissing at 12:45 p.m. and Broad Brook Elementary School is dismissing at 1:30 p.m. and all after school activities have been cancelled

A coating to 2 inches of snow is expected by Wednesday afternoon.


The National Weather Service has issued coastal flood advisory for Fairfield County but the rest of Connecticut doesn't have any weather alerts.

Snow showers are in the forecast for Thursday as a blast of arctic air moves in. Temperatures will peak in the 20s but fall through the afternoon.

It should be a nice close to the work week on Friday, with temperatures in the 20s, but that doesn't foreshadow what's in the pipes for this weekend.

The coldest air so far this season and perhaps of the entire winter will arrive on Saturday.

Flurries are possible Saturday morning, with temperatures only rising into the teens.

Morning lows will be below zero Sunday and Monday mornings. With a gusty wind, it will feel like 30 below zero Sunday morning.

Both Sunday and Monday appear dry, with lots of sun Sunday and a blend of clouds and sun on Monday.

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