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Southington Schools Cancel Afternoon Activities as Storm Hits

Winter weather is here and it means a few cancellations for this evening. Follow the latest updates on Southington Patch.

Southington schools have cancelled all after-school activity this evening, including delaying a forum on all-day kindergarten as the nor'easter begins to drop snow throughout town.

The early storm has already left visible snow collecting on roads and cars, with up to three inches expected as snow could continue until about 10 p.m., according to the National Weather Service. Rain is expected after 10 p.m. through the morning hours.

As of right now, Southington schools are not closing early, but there will be no after-school activity.

"We are taken precautions to make sure everyone is safe and that means cancelling all after-school activities," said Debi Albaitis, executive secretary of Southington schools.

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Southington Town Hall will remain open through 5 p.m., regular hours, as of this point, according to staff with the Southington Town Clerk's office.

No official decision has been made regarding tonight's meetings, although at the moment the Southington Planning and Zoning Commission is prepared to host their regularly scheduled meeting in an effort to avoid falling behind. The agenda includes a West Street daycare proposal, as well as a discussion on a variance to allow alcohol to be served at existing businesses located in a residential area.

"If conditions are making it dangerous to drive, we aren't going to put people at risk," Southington Planning and Zoning Commission Chairman Michael DelSanto said, "but we do have a lot of the agenda and we will follow closely before making a final decision."

The Southington Police Department is asking residents to be prepared as snow turns to rain, potentially causing damage to powerlines. For more, visit the police department's Facebook page for tips and storm forecast updates.

Stay tuned to Southington Patch for updates.

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DunJ November 07, 2012 at 06:22 PM
The roads are already covered and slippery. Where are the plows? Those school buses are going to struggle with hills and stops, as I did over an hour ago, and still no plows!
WhiskeyTangoFoxrot November 07, 2012 at 07:26 PM
If you can't drive in 2" of snow stay home

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