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Storm Hub: Schools Closed Tues & Wed [UPDATE]

Everything you need to know, from the latest local weather forecast to safety tips, and possible school and road closures, all in one place.

 

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Update at 8:20 p.m. Feb. 11:

Milford City buildings will be closed to the public on Tuesday, Feb. 12. The City is going to devote all local resources to "moving mountains of piled snow."

Update at 2:33 p.m. Feb. 11:

A family of four was involved in an accident with a motor vehicle on Bridgeport Avenue. Two of the family members are in critical condition, one has minor injuries and one was uninjured. 

It's believed that the sidewalks were not cleared at the time of the accident, according to Milford Police.

Update at 1:27 p.m. Feb. 11:

  • Milford Public Works Director says it's 'impossible to tell which streets have been completed'
  • National Guard is coming to Milford to help remove snow.
  • Milford Schools closed Tuesday and Wednesday.

Update at 9:36 a.m. Feb. 11:

A Milford resident writes: "How can the city justify using an excavator to clear the parking lot at jonathan law when the streets are in such poor condition & still so many roads untouched?"

Update at 12:17 a.m. Feb. 10:

There's a 2-vehicle accident on I-95N between exits 38 & 39A. North bound lanes are closed. 

Update at 11:47 p.m. Feb. 10:

Mayor Ben Blake will be conducting a press conference on Monday, February 11 at 11 a.m at City Hall.

Update at 11:46 p.m. Feb. 10:

Milford City buildings are closed to the public on Monday, February 11.

Update at 7:15 p.m. Feb. 10:

City of Milford says that 650 Milford streets have been cleared.

Update at 12:13 p.m. Feb. 10:

Woodmont names roads to be plowed, still waiting for a City list.

Update at 11:27 a.m. Feb. 10:

An accident has shut down I-95 in Milford.

Update at 7:05 p.m. Feb. 9:

Milford City Hall says it will take a 'couple days' to shovel out the streets.

Update at 4:52 p.m. Feb. 9:

Have plows been to your street yet? A conversation is going on at the Milford Patch Facebook page.

Update at 3:20 p.m. Feb. 9:

Travel ban will be lifted by Governor Malloy at 4 p.m.

Update at 2:11 p.m. Feb. 9:

From  the Mayor's Office:

A Snow Emergency remains in effect for the City of Milford. Many roads remain impassible.

It is imperative that people stay off the roads to ensure that abandon vehicles dont make things difficult for the snow plows.


Update at 1:59 p.m. Feb. 9:

Milford CT City Hall offers the following snow storm safety tip:

Unusually high snow drifts can block side vents for furnaces and heating appliances. This increases the risk of carbon monoxide poisoning. If your furnace has a side vent, please make sure there is proper clearance so the equipment can function properly.

Update at 1:35 p.m. Feb. 9:

65 in Milford without power.

Update at 1:12 p.m. Feb. 9:

American Red Cross spokesperson Paul Shipman has said: “We are working closely with state and local government to plan for sheltering needs, but right now, the safest place to be is your home."

“Travel is restricted in the state and the best thing to do is stay home until you are told it is safe to travel.”

Update at 11:48 a.m. Feb. 9:

Governor Malloy says snow clean-up will take a 'number of days.'

Update at 11:40 a.m. Feb. 9:

Rev. Karl H. Duetzmann, Pastor has announced that The United Church of Christ in Devon is canceling their service for tomorrow.

Update at 11:09 a.m. Feb. 9: 

Here's a distinction we don't necessarily want: Milford got the most snow of any city or town in the tri-state region.

Update at 10:48 a.m. Feb. 9:

Governor Malloy has ordered all roads be shut down throughout the state.

A Danbury man has died during the blizzard, after falling off his porch.

Updated at 10:42 a.m. Feb. 9:

Here's what Milford residents are saying about the storm on Milford Patch's Facebook page:

  • Milford Resident: "We are snowed in - literally - public works created an 8'+ high snow bank in front of our driveway - the only house on the street with that much snow."
  • Milford Resident: "Has anyone seen a snow plow? I haven't seen one since yesterday......."

 

Updated at 10:15 p.m. Feb. 8:

Check out this map to see how much snow has fallen in Milford.

Updated at 10:13 p.m. Feb. 8:

As on 10 p.m., Metro-North has suspended service.

Updated at 7:52 p.m. Feb. 8:

Until 8 PM, Metro-North will operate a reduced schedule. 

Between 8 PM and 1 AM (Sat., 2/9), we will operate limited service.  On the Hudson Line, there will be hourly service in both directions. On the New Haven and Harlem Lines, there will be hourly inbound (to NY) service and half-hourly outbound service out of Grand Central. 

There is the potential for further service reductions as the severity of the storm intensifies. See  http://alert.mta.info/status/3 for schedules/details.

Updated at 2:43 p.m. Feb. 8:

Milford Fire Department details their storm preparations.

Updated at 12:42 p.m. Feb. 8:

North Street Closed by Woodruff Road: "Best for people to heed warnings and stay home," said Milford Police.

Updated at 11:19 a.m. Feb. 8:

A car has struck a tree on North Street in Milford.

Update at 11:08 a.m. Feb. 8:

Today's Milford Schools snow day will be made up very soon: kind of soon.

Update at 10:40 a.m. Feb. 8:

Ed Bonessi, Jr., Warden of the Burrough of Woodmont, sent out the following message about safety in Woodmont during this storm:

The Borough is preparing for a possible significant snow storm.Help us help you by removing all vehicles from the streets. If it is impossible to remove your vehicle then at least follow the city's alternate side parking plan.

If you do not need to leave please stay home until the storm has passed and we have had time to clear the streets.

We expect to have the roads passable by some time Saturday afternoon depending on the storm's severity and duration.

Sincerely,

Ed Bonessi, Jr - Warden

Update at 10:32 a.m. Feb. 8:

Milford Recreation has cancelled all events for Friday, Saturday & Sunday, February 8-10.

Update at 10:28 a.m. Feb. 8:

The DMV is closed today and Saturday.

Update at 10:19 a.m. Feb. 8:

The Milford Chamber of Commerce has cancelled today's ribbon cutting at L.A. Fitness at Westfield Shoppingtown Connecticut Post Mall.

Updated at 5:34 p.m. Feb. 8:

Milford now expected to get 10-14 inches of snow over the next three days.

Updated at 4:46 p.m. Feb. 8:

What's in a winter travel survival kit?

One may include:

  • Snow brush
  • Battery-powered radio and extra batteries
  • Flashlight and extra batteries
  • Blankets or sleeping bags
  • Booster cables
  • Fire extinguisher (5 lb., A-B-C type)
  • First aid kit and manual
  • Bottled water and non-perishable high-energy foods, such as nutrition bars, raisins andpeanut butter
  • Compass and road maps
  • Shovel
  • Flares
  • Extra clothing to keep dry
  • Sack of sand or cat litter (to use for tire traction)

Updated at 4:44 p.m. Feb. 8:

  • The State of Connecticut Insurance Department is offering tips on winter damage claims.
  • The Red Cross has tips on safely driving through a snow storm, if you must go out.

Updated at 4:39 p.m. Feb. 8:

Milford Schools' have cancelled or delayed the following weekend events:

  • PTA Father/Daughter Sweatheart Dance on Friday, February 8th has been cancelled.
  • Foran High School Drama's Production of "Grease", scheduled for Saturday, February 9th, has been postponed until Sunday, February 10th. There are 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. performances.

Updated at 3:09 p.m. Feb. 8:

The Milford Superintendent's Office has not yet made a call on whether or not schools will be open tomorrow. They will likely announce it in the morning, as usual, but it's also possible that they could post an early notice on their site tonight. You can also call 203-783-3400 and check here on Milford Patch.

Updated at 11:52 a.m. Feb. 8:

The City of Milford has declared an alternative side of the street parking ban.

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