Feb. 16: Two-hour school delay, YMCA morning classes cancelled
Due to icy road conditions, Wilton schools will be on a two-hour delay today, Feb. 16.
Cider Mill will open at 9:40.
Wilton High School, Middlebrook and Our Lady of Fatima will open at 10:20.
Miller-Driscoll will open at 11:05.
According to the Riverbrook Regional YMCA’s snow policy, all program classes before noon (including classes held at the gymnastics center), Nursery School, Neighborhood Club, Child Watch and Student Union are canceled. All group fitness classes before 11 a.m. are canceled. Babysitting will be canceled unless staff can get in. A decision on afternoon classes will be made by noon.
All regularly scheduled activities at the Wilton Senior Center will take place today.
The National Weather Service has interior Fairfield and New Haven counties under a winter weather advisory until 7 a.m. Tuesday. Freezing rain is expected to turn into plain rain around daybreak, but after accumulations of up to one-10th of an inch of ice.
“A slow thaw of frozen ground is expected to result in icing of untreated road surfaces and walkways … into early Tuesday morning,” according to the National Weather service advisory, which warned conditions could make travel dangerous into the early Tuesday commute.
Numerous accidents were reported on the Merritt and Wilbur Cross parkways, and I-95 North was closed in New Haven and Guilford before dawn Tuesday due to crashes involving tractor-trailers.
Temperatures are expected to reach the mid-50s with strong winds Tuesday, and highs are expected to exceed the freezing mark the rest of this week.
Wilton police advise the use of caution when traveling Tuesday, Feb. 16.