The opening of Madison Public Schools will be delayed for 90 minutes due to the weather, School Superintendent Thomas Scarice says. Also, there will be no morning kindergarten, he said.
WFSB and WTNH are reporting 90-minute delays for the Country School in Madison, Our Lady of Mercy in Madison, Temple Beth Tikvah Nursery School, and the Williams School in New London. Also, a 90-minute delay for the Shoreline Christian School, and no morning kindgergarten for the Shoreline Christian School. A one-hour delay has been reported for the Montessori School in Madison. WFSB also is reporting that Xavier High School in Middletown is closed for the day. The Strong House Adult Day Center is open, but there will be no transport, WTNH is reporting.
Metro-North issued the following statement: "Due to the weather conditions, customers are urged to use caution getting on and off our trains and while waiting on platforms, allow for extra travel time, and listen for announcements while at our stations."
Winter weather advisory in effect until 4 p.m. Wednesday
A winter weather advisory is in effect until 4 p.m. Wednesday for all of southern Connecticut, northeastern New Jersey and the lower Hudson Valley of New York, the National Weather Service says.
Sleet, snow and freezing rain are expected to continue to fall on and off throughout the day. Additional snow accumulations of up to an inch are expected, along with a tenth to up to a quarter of an inch of ice. Temperatures are expected to remain in the lower 30's.
"Snow, sleet and freezing rain will transition to mainly freezing rain and sleet before tapering off later this morning into the afternoon. Hazardous travel is expected, especially during the morning commute. Any heavier ice accumulations could down power lines and tree limbs locally," the NWS said. "Be prepared for slippery roads and limited visibilities. And use caution while driving."
Accumulation amounts vary in different parts of town
Madison Patch readers on Facebook confirmed that ice and snow are making travel conditions difficult. As of 6:45 a.m, there was about an inch or two of snow and slush in the south end of town and up to four inches in some parts of North Madison, readers reported.
"It's a huge mess," said Amy Weber Johnson, who lives in North Madison.
Karen Lucibello Daigle, who lives near County Road in North Madison, said her neighborhood has about four inches of accumulation so far.
"Husband doing the longgggggg driveway...poor guy!" she said.
Accidents, train delays, and other school districts delaying openings, or closing
Metro-North, as of about 7:30 a.m., was reporting 15 minute delays in service due to congestion in Westport. And the Connecitcut Department of Transportation is reporting an accident near West Haven on I-95 Southbound between Exits 43 and 42. The center lane is closed. They expect it will take about an hour to clear.
Other area school districts are reporting delays as well, including Guilford and Clinton. And then Guilford announced around 7 a.m. it would close for the day. Branford Public Schools are closed for the day, along with North Branford Public Schools. Regional School District 13, which includes Durham and Middlefield, also are closed for the day.
Opening times for Madison Public Schools
Here is a link to the opening times for all of the Madison Public Schools: http://www.madison.k12.ct.us/page.cfm?p=364
School Regular Start
Opening Daniel Hand
10: 20 AM
& No Lunch