The New Canaan YMCA is closed until noon, and youth programs have been cancelled for the day. Here's the announcement, from the Y's Facebook page:
"Please see the below status update for Wednesday, February 5 due to the inclement weather:
- The Y will have a later delayed opening of 12:00 PM. Please call or check the website before stopping by in the event of a needed later delayed opening.
- Youth classes are cancelled for the day.
- Group Exercise classes are cancelled for the day.
- My Playroom is closed for the day
Original article, Tuesday:
With a significant snowstorm bearing down on the state, New Canaan is joining towns throughout the area in announcing school cancellations for Wednesday, Feb. 5.
With the expected severity and timing of the storm — it's forecast to dump upwards of a foot of snow and about a quarter inch of ice — school districts are taking an unusual step and announcing the closures the night before, instead of the morning of as is customary.
The storm has also caused a delay in the start of the 2014 Legislative Session in Hartford, which was scheduled to start Wednesday.
Travel is expected to be extremely dangerous, according to the National Weather Service, and the combination of heavy snow and ice could lead to downed tree limbs and power lines.
A wintry mix will start as early as 2 a.m. and then convert to all snow a few hours later. Snow is expected to fall all day and potentially mix back in with sleet later, according to the NWS.