The light snow that began during the overnight hours is expected to continue until around 4 pm, according to the National Weather Service. Temperatures at midday registered 21° F, which the weather service says will stay steady all afternoon. With temperatures in the lower 20s “hazardous travel conditions due to falling temperatures and road icing” is expected, according to NWS. Local organizations, groups, businesses, et al — anyone whose plans will be affected by the weather — are reminded that The Newtown Bee will post closing, postponement and cancellation notices as soon as they are received.
Newtown Public Schools will be closed Thursday, March 5, due to the weather, according to the school district.
The announcement was made around 6:30 am Thursday, after an earlier decision around 5 am to have the district run on a two hour delay.
Newtown High School’s girls’ basketball team’s Class LL state tournament first round game, originally scheduled for Tuesday, March 3, has been postponed because of an anticipated winter storm. Newtown will host Conard at 5 pm on Wednesday, March 4.