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Closings, Postponements, Delayed Openings Follow Snow Storm

Published: March 08, 2018 at 12:00 am

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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 shannon@thebee.com 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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This Week's Poll

Newtown Cultural Arts Commission is presenting or coordinating on six weeks of special events. Which event are you looking forward to the most? (Visit our Features page for a full story with details about all of these events.)

“In The Bag” exhibition, on view to September 28
0% (0 votes)
The Lords of 52nd Street concert, September 14
0% (0 votes)
Newtown Arts Festival weekend, September 15-16
50% (1 vote)
“An Evening of the Arts,” September 15
50% (1 vote)
“The Fox on the Fairway” production by Town Players of Newtown, weekends September 21-October 13
0% (0 votes)
“The Main Street Replica Project,” launching September 25
0% (0 votes)
Someday Cinema Series screenings of “The Blues Brothers,” September 30
0% (0 votes)
Photography display “In Our Rearview Mirror” by Marleen Cafarelli, et al, October 1-30
0% (0 votes)
“Love, Laughter, and Rhubarb” with Tinky Weisblat, October 3
0% (0 votes)
Newtown Day, October 6
0% (0 votes)
The 3rd Annual Newtown-Sandy Hook Restaurant Week, October 8-14
0% (0 votes)
Basket weaving workshop with Tina Puckett, October 13
0% (0 votes)
“Courageous Conversations in A Complex World,” October 17
0% (0 votes)
Live at ETH: David Wax Museum concert, October 19
0% (0 votes)
The 2nd Annual Fall Carnival at Fairfield Hills, October 19-21
0% (0 votes)
Connecticut Author’s Reading Series, October 21
0% (0 votes)
Natalie’s Open Mic, October 21
0% (0 votes)
“The Wordsmiths,” October 24
0% (0 votes)
Pianist Konstanza Chernov, October 28
0% (0 votes)
Someday Cinema Series double feature screenings of “Bride of Frankenstein” and “The Beast with Five Fingers,” October 29
0% (0 votes)
Total votes: 2