Blizzard of 2013 update: All school activities canceled today and tomorrow

As the Blizzard of 2013 winds down, the big dig starts up.

As the Blizzard of 2013 winds down, the big dig starts up.

9 AM: Due to inclement weather, all Weston public school activities have been canceled for today and tomorrow, Sunday, Feb. 10. Weston Speak Up is also canceled.

8:30 AM: Weston is doing just fine so far in the Blizzard of 2013.

With approximately 18 to 20 inches of snow on the ground, Weston was spared the worst.

Around the state, Hamden is reporting 30 inches of snow,  27 in Guilford,  and 24 in Stratford.

CL&P reports more than 37,000 power outages across the state, but none have been reported so far in Weston.

Weston roads remain a mess, with blustery winds causing snow drifts.

Gov. Malloy has ordered all roads in the state to be closed until further notice. This traffic ban extends to all vehicles except for those emergency response and recovery vehicles with the capacity to maneuver in heavy snow.

In a statement released this morning the governor said, “It’s critical right now that residents stay off the roads, so that our plows can continue their efforts to clear our streets and highways. This is a record setting storm.  It’s going to take time to dig out of the snow.  Stalled or abandoned vehicles will only slow that process.  Unless you face an emergency, please stay put.”

Members of the Weston Volunteer Fire Department responded to an accident on Davis Hill Road tonight. No injuries were reported. —Terry Blake photo

Members of the Weston Volunteer Fire Department responded to an accident on Davis Hill Road tonight. No injuries were reported. —Terry Blake photo

Today’s weather forecast according to the National Weather Service, for Weston, calls for areas of blowing snow and a chance of snow showers before noon, with gusts as high as 33 mph.

Chance of precipitation is 50%. Total daytime snow accumulation of one to three inches is possible

Feb. 8, 9:15 PM:  As snow continues to fall, the Weston Public Works Department is out in “full force, plowing and clearing roads,” said Weston Communications Center Director John Ojarovsky.

There was one storm-related accident reported so far. Earlier this evening, a pick up truck slid off the road into a ditch on Davis Hill Road. No injuries were reported. “Otherwise it’s been quiet,” Mr. Ojarovsky said.

A  blizzard warning is in effect in southern Connecticut until 1 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 9.

Eric Carter of the Weston Volunteer Fire Department adjusts snow chains on Engine 4 at the Lyons Plain fire station, should the engine be needed for calls during Storm Nemo. —Stephan Grozinger photo

Eric Carter of the Weston Volunteer Fire Department adjusts snow chains on Engine 4 at the Lyons Plain fire station, should the engine be needed for calls during Storm Nemo. —Stephan Grozinger photo

Friday, Feb. 8, 4 PM: Weston roads are slick as snow continues to fall in Weston.

There are no reports of accidents or road closures at this time, according to the Weston Communications Center.

Connecticut Light and Power Company is not reporting any power outages in Weston.

A  blizzard warning is in effect in southern Connecticut until 1 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 9.

Snow is expected to be heavy at times with strong wind gusts up to 60 mph. Snow accumulations could be between 18 and 24 inches.

The strongest winds and heaviest snow are expected to occur this evening into Saturday morning.

The heavy snow and winds will make for dangerous driving conditions with visibilities near zero in white-out conditions.

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