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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.

Dangerous Evening Commute: Meteorologist Kevin Arnone’s Latest Forecast

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Jan 282013

Be prepared, and drive carefully.

Messy weather on the way for the PM commute on Monday.  It will begin as Snow but will turn over to a mix of freezing rain and sleet before it is all said and done.

Timing for this storm is horrible.  Beginning in SW CT around 12-2 PM and quickly moving eastward to cover the whole state.  Upwards to an inch of snow may fall on towns in CT.

As warmer air aloft moves into the State, a changeover to sleet and freezing rain will occur for the PM commute. This switch over will occur around 5 PM Western CT and 7 PM Eastern. 1/4 of an inch of ice is forecasted to fall.

This will make driving very tricky, so please give yourself a few extra minutes tomorrow afternoon.

This storm will tapper off by 11 PM-1 AM Monday Night.