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Closings, Postponements, Delayed Openings Follow Snow Storm

Published: March 8, 2018

With the National Weather Service reporting 24.3 inches of snow across Newtown this morning, schools are closed for the day, municipal offices have a delayed opening, and road crews continue to work to clear the roadways.

The storm caused a number of trees to lose branches or fall completely, many taking utility wires with them. This has added to the cleanup work that needs to be done. A full storm recap will be posted shortly.

Meanwhile, businesses are beginning to announce closings or delayed openings.

EverWonder Children’s Museum will remain closed today.

Newtown Youth & Family Services will be opening at noon today.

C.H. Booth Library will open at 11 am this morning.

The Newtown Youth Football & Cheer Open House planning for tonight at Newtown High School is being postponed, due to school being closed today. A new date is TBA.

In addition, the College Funding Presentation with John Pearson, Financial Planner, scheduled for this evening at Newtown High School, has been postponed. It will be rescheduled to a later date.

Also, the NHS boys basketball state playoff game scheduled for tonight at Pomperaug in Southbury, has been postponed to Friday, March 9. Same start time (7 pm).

Tonight’s Water & Sewer Authority meeting has been canceled.

NYA Sports & Fitness has announced its updated schedule for today: the 5 pm Barre class has been canceled (“only for tonight,” according to an email blast from the fitness center); and there will be two group fitness classes tonight (6 pm, Spin Express with Danielle; and 6:30 pm, Zumba with Alicia [which marks a different start time, just for tonight, also according to NYA]).

Local businesses are invited to contact Associate Editor Shannon Hicks at 203-426-3141 or to have similar announcements added to the above list.

snow storm photo from Meredith LaPerch in Newtown WATERMARKED

“Greetings from the North Pole aka Newtown,” Meredith LaPerch said about this photo, which she posted on Twitter and also shared with The Newtown Bee.

snow storm photo from Ann Clark in Sandy Hook 01 WATERMARKED

Ann Clark shared this photo with The Newtown Bee, taken in Sandy Hook on March 7, before the heaviest snow arrived across the region. The National Weather Service on Thursday, March 8, was reporting an average of 24 inches of snow in town.


snow storm photo from Michele Chipman in Sandy Hook 02 WATERMARKED

Michele Chipman shared this photo, taken Thursday morning in the northern section of Sandy Hook.


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