New Canaan Public Schools Closed Friday

All Town Hall buildings also are closed, as the winter storm that's blanketed the town in snow is expected to continue into Saturday, the National Weather Service says.


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.

New Canaan's Town Hall buildings also are closed Friday, according to the municipal website. St. Luke's School is closed, according to the North Wilton Road school's website.

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.

Lisa Buchman March 08, 2013 at 11:59 AM
St. Luke's School is also closed today, Friday, March 8; Science exam and make-up exams will be re-scheduled after the end of the third quarter. If you have any other cancellations, let us know!
Glen K Dunbar March 08, 2013 at 01:06 PM
I do not blame good ole Mary. She is doing what is best for the Kids. Who do I blame? The NWS and of course the Weather Man himself for creating this snow. It should only be allowed to snow on Xmas Eve. NO other time.


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