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Mar 142017
 

With a nor’easter on our doorstep, early planning is the name of the game. A Blizzard Warning remains in effect until midnight.

All Town offices and schools are closed in anticipation of 18-inches of snow or more (possibly less if a rain/sleet line makes its way into our area).

The Police Department will be open, Volunteer Firefighters will be ready to roll whenever necessary and the Highway Department workers, well, I can’t say enough about the wonderful guys in the highway department who work tirelessly to make the roads safe.

The milk cooler at Shop Rite was nearly empty by 5 p.m. — does anyone really depend on milk that much during a storm?

The governor has called for a statewide travel ban, so no thruway driving once the storm is underway.

The best thing for everyone to do is settle in at home and hope we don’t get any power outages as a result of the high wind gusts (up to 50 mph) that are predicted.

If you must shovel, remember to take breaks if you get too cold or before you strain yourself. If you have a fire hydrant in front of your home, make sure to clear around it.

Enjoy your snow day.

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After this storm is over, reflect on the fact that the first day of Spring is on Monday, March 20.

Weather Update: Entire State Under Blizzard Warning

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Feb 072013
 

White Out Conditions

With heavy snow and strong winds in the forecast for Friday into Saturday, the entire region is getting ready for a nasty storm similar to the blizzard of 1978 — If you were around then, you remember it.

Kevin Arnone told us that the entire state of CT is now under a Blizzard Warning, effective Friday afternoon into Saturday afternoon.

It is expected that snow will move into the area Friday morning, but be ready for the worst in the afternoon and evening with combination of heavy snow and strong winds is expected to create blizzard conditions overnight Friday into early Saturday morning. Travel could become difficult or even impossible during the height of the storm.

We could get anywhere from  1 to 2 feet of snow across most of the state.

Coastal flooding also is a concern at this point.

The definition of Blizzard conditions is when winds over 35 MPH cause blowing and drifting snow for three or more consecutive hours.

If you do not have to drive tomorrow, DON’T.