Winter storm report: Schools closed again Friday, more snow coming
UPDATE: Trumbull students got a four-day weekend as cold overnight temperatures froze local roads, making driving treacherous.
Last night, as storm cleanup progressed, the school system sent out a notification that there would be a two-hour delay. That delay was extended to a full-day closing this morning at 8:30 a.m.
As residents continue to dig out from the storm, which dropped between 9 and 13 inches of snow locally, the National Weather Service is forecasting more snow overnight into Saturday.
The latest forecast is for light snow tonight after 8 p.m., accumulating about an inch. Saturday's high temperature is expected to be about 40 degrees, with a wintry mix possible Saturday night, and rain likely Sunday.
UPDATE: 8:57 a.m.: Public Works Director John Marsilio reports that about five inches of snow has fallen in Trumbull so far. Work crews reported at 4 a.m., and the first snow began falling shortly after 5 a.m.
As of right now, there are 26 plows, plus supervisors and a number of smaller trucks equipped to clear snow out on Trumbull roads. Marsilio estimates that once the snow stops, it will take crews about 5-6 more hours to clear all roads.
ORIGINAL STORY: As expected, the snow storm has caused schools to close Thursday, with Supt. Gary Cialfi making the decision Wednesday night. In addition, the following are also closed:
The Greater Bridgeport Transit District has suspended all service for the remainder of the day. The last buses will leave the station by 11:50 and will conclude their runs by 1:30pm.
Town of Trumbull: All non-essential offices and buildings are closed.
A parking ban is also in effect for all town roads until the completion of snow removal. Cars may not be parked on the street.
Westfield Trumbull mall is closed today, though department store, restaurant and fitness center hours may differ.
The Trumbull Public Library and Fairchild Nichols branch are both closed today.
Make a Wish CT's offices are closed today due to the weather. Those needing assistance should contact a member of the team directly here.
Metro North's New Haven line is reporting good service into and out of New York. Subway service in the city is also reported as good, but buses and the bridges and tunnels are having significant delays.
Edge Fitness Club in Trumbull has canceled all morning Kids Room activities. Decision on afternoon Kids Room will be made by 3 p.m.
The Lakewood-Trumbull YMCA is closed today. Members are advised to get their exercise by either shoveling or making snow angels.
Next Dimension Gymnastics has canceled all activities today.
Post will be updated.
The forecast for today calls for snow, heavy at times, with high wind. Snow accumulations could reach 10-14 inches before tapering off toward mid-afternoon. The National Weather Service is advising all residents to stay home except for emergency.
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