New Canaan Public Schools are closed Friday and district offices will operate on a 3-hour delay, officials said in an online notice.
According to the National Weather Service, the winter storm now moving off the coast “will continue to bring a plethora of hazards to the Northeast through early Saturday.”
“Strong winds, high waves and coastal flooding will impact the coast from New Jersey to Maine, while heavy snow is forecast across inland locations,” officials said.
The weather service is calling for snow before 4 p.m. Friday, then a chance of snow and showers. Precipitation should fade overnight and Saturday is expected to be sunny with a high near 47.
As of 5:30 a.m. Friday, Connecticut Light & Power was reporting just 790 outages statewide, none in New Canaan.
Superintendent Dr. Mary Kolek’s decision to close school on the Monday after a winter storm hit last month, citing the inability of district faculty and workers such as bus drivers to get out of their own towns, drew some criticism. It isn’t clear how today’s snow day will impact the already altered school calendar, which includes school days on what were to be the Monday and Tuesday of April break. Patch will have more details as they become available.