Newtown Snowstorm Central: Temps Plummeting [Updated]

The latest information on how the snow storm and arctic temperatures are impacting schools, roads and businesses.

A snowy scene in Newtown, Conn. Credit: Gary Jeanfaivre
A snowy scene in Newtown, Conn. Credit: Gary Jeanfaivre
Update as of 3:45 p.m. on Jan. 3:

Temperatures in Newtown are expected to plummet Friday into Saturday to as low as five below zero. Winds will diminish a bit, but may still gust up to 20 miles per hour, according to the National Weather Service.

"Wind chills below zero could lead to frostbite or hypothermia for anyone exposed to the cold," the weather service warns in a special statement

On Saturday, temperatures will climb back into the 20s, but it will still feel like below zero with the wind chill.

And on Sunday into Monday, a wintry mix consisting mostly of rain is in the forecast.

Update as of 3:30 p.m. on Jan. 3:

It's so cold that plastic saucer-style sleds are literally cracking as kids ride them down the hill at Treadwell Park.

Meanwhile, local roads are pretty quiet, which is allowing Newtown's plow crews to continue their work of clearing streets.

Update as of 10:30 a.m. on Jan. 3:

A few resources to keep our homes and pets safe during the extreme cold:

Update as of 9:55 p.m. on Jan. 2:

Newtown Public Schools are closed tomorrow, Jan. 3.

Update as of 12:58 p.m. on Jan. 2:

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy has ordered the partial opening of the State Emergency Operations Center.

Our original report follows:

Newtown Public Schools will have an early dismissal today, Jan. 2, due to the impending snowstorm.

The storm is expected to dump up to a foot of snow over the next 36-48 hours, according to forecasts.

Know of any other early dismissals or cancellations due to the storm? Let everyone know in the comments?

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There's a new law that requires Connecticut residents to clean the snow off their vehicles, or face a fine.

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John Munro January 02, 2014 at 07:31 AM
Btw I grew up with a school superintendent from Alaska. Not many snow days but lots of people went on to Harvard and Yale!


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