Madison Snow Storm Central: Clear Your Hydrants SouthMad! RJJ Open At 11 a.m. [Updated]

The latest information on how the snow storm, dubbed Hercules by the National Weather Service, is impacting schools, roads and businesses.

From Madison 911 Emergency Communications Center
From Madison 911 Emergency Communications Center

From the 
Madison 911 Emergency Communications Center

Clear an area around fire hydrants big enough so that the volunteer firefighters can easily access it if needed. "Something to keep in mind for all the southern Madison residents while shoveling out tomorrow, every little bit helps." 

Update as of 9:50 a.m. on Jan. 3: 

R.J. Julia will be open at 11 a.m. Friday! Other downtown merchants are reporting that they may stay closed today. Call first to see if your store is open before heading out. 

Update as of 4:30 p.m. on Jan. 2:

Due to the impending winter storm, the Madison Public Schools, Our Lady of Mercy School and The Country School will be closed on Friday, Jan. 3.

Also, ASAP Urgent Care announced the following on its Facebook page: "With the storm coming in, all ASAP Urgent Care centers will be open tomorrow (Friday), though we're going to delay our opening till 10 a.m."

Update as of 3:45 p.m. on Jan. 2:

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy has ordered the partial opening of the State Emergency Operations Center.

Update as of 1:20 p.m. on Jan. 2:

Due to the inclement weather, all Madison Public Schools afterschool and evening activities are cancelled today.

Our original report follows:

The first major snow storm of the year is bearing down on us and it's expected to dump as much as 10 inches of snow, according to the latest local forecast from the National Weather Service.

While some districts have cancelled school or will have early dismissals today, Jan. 2, there have been no such announcements Madison.

The weather service predicts that about 4 to 8 inches of snow will fall through tonight, with about an additional inch coming tomorrow. Winds will be blowing between 17 and 23 miles per hour today, with gusts up to 34 miles per hour.

With those conditions, a winter storm warning will remain in effect until 1 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 3. A coastal flood advisory is also in effect, until 1 p.m. Thursday.

Tomorrow, winds will gust up to 38 miles per hour tomorrow, bringing the wind chill temperature to 5 degrees below zero.

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There's a new law that requires Connecticut residents to clean the snow off their vehicles, or face a fine.


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