Closings, cancellations for March 21
Due to the impending nor’easter, Wilton schools will have an early dismissal on Wednesday, March 21.
Wilton High, Middlebrook and Our Lady of Fatima will dismiss at 10:30, Cider Mill at 11:30 and Miller-Driscoll at 12:30.
Wilton Historical Society will close at noon today.
Wilton Library will have its regular opening at 10 a.m. today. Due to the impending snowstorm, the library will be closing at noon for the safety of its patrons and employees. Please visit the library's website at www.wiltonlibrary.org or call 203-762-3950for opening details on Thursday.
The offices at Temple B'nai Chaim are closed and Hebrew classes are canceled.
The Riverbrook Regional YMCA's After-school Program & Child Watch are canceled. Nursery school closes at 11 and extended day is canceled. A decision on afternoon classes, including babysitting and classes held at the gymnastics center, will be made by 11:30.
The Wilton Transfer Station will be closed.
Metro-North is operating a reduced weekday schedule with some combined/canceled trains during the peak periods. This evening, Metro-North plans to further reduce its service to hourly to ensure customer safety during the storm. For those customers who are unable to postpone their travel until after the storm, please leave as early as possible in the afternoon and leave extra time to reach your destination. Customers should anticipate delays due to the effects of the winter storm throughout its service territory.
Should storm conditions worsen during the day, Metro-North may be forced to suspend service with little advance notice.
Winter storm warning
A winter storm warning is in effect until 6 a.m. Thursday. Heavy snow with accumulations of 12 to 18 inches is expected.
According to the National Weather Service, snow this morning will become heavy by afternoon and into the evening. Expect significant reductions in visibility at times. A combination of the heavy snow and occasional wind gusts up to 40 mph could bring down tree limbs and power lines, creating power outages. Travel will be very difficult to impossible, especially during the evening commute.
The weather service advises if you must travel, keep an extra flashlight, food and water in your vehicle in case of an emergency.