Fairfield Closes Schools as Significant Storm Arrives

More snow — up to 8 inches — is on the way. Credit: Gary Jeanfaivre
More snow — up to 8 inches — is on the way. Credit: Gary Jeanfaivre
This morning, the Fairfield School District made an announcement that nearly every other town in southwestern Connecticut did last night: there's no school today, Feb. 5.

The flood of cancellations came in Tuesday evening as a significant winter storm bears down on the state.

The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm warning for a "significant winter storm" that calls for a another round of up to 8 inches of heavy snow, as well as one-quarter of an inch of ice.

The warning went into effect at midnight and runs through to 7 p.m. Wednesday. 

The snow is expected to fall throughout the day and then change over to sleet and freezing rain late Wednesday.

"Travel will be extremely dangers due to significant show and ice accumulations," the meteorologists stated in their report. 

They added that the combination of snow and ice could knock down tree limbs and power lines.
Kenny February 05, 2014 at 12:46 PM
People like the author and the poster above me annoy me with their monday morning quarterbacking. What happened if Fairfield made the "call" last night and nothing happened today? Then you all would be complaining that Fairfield jumped the gun....blah, blah, blah. Stop second guessing the decisions the town makes on school closings. They can't win either way, keep the schools open or close the schools. People are going to complain anyway. The town makes the best decision it can on the latest information they have, I personally would rather see them wait until 5-5:30am every storm before making the call.
fairfield newcomer February 05, 2014 at 01:34 PM
JenniferHochberg, Isn't the normal time for the call in the A.M. and not the evening before? There are numerous occasions where the storm isn't what has been predicted so waiting, especially when the normal call is in the morning, seems to have been prudent.
Igor February 05, 2014 at 02:14 PM
1/2 of the people complain because they cancelled school (probably because they need a sitter ), the other half want to cancel school so they don't have to take the kids. Everyone wants to know the night before Well folks you are the parents. If you feel it's unsafe to send your kids to school don't send them.
Jim Eastwood February 05, 2014 at 06:20 PM
IGOR Right ON !!!!!!! What ever happened to the Old Days ????
fairfield newcomer February 06, 2014 at 07:36 AM
Jennifer, maybe the cancellations can be put on a calendar in Sept for your convenience.


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