Greenwich Public Schools to dismiss early, all after school activities cancelled

With snow expected to intensify throughout the day, the Greenwich Public Schools are closing early Thursday with a standard two-hour early dismissal plan.

All after school activities have been cancelled as well and school for Friday is very much in doubt too. Check for the latest updates on Twitter.com/greenwichpost and right here at Greenwich-post.com through Hersam Acorn Radio.

A snow emergency is scheduled to go into effect for Greenwich starting at 6  p.m. as forecasts say as many as eight inches could be headed the town’s way. Once the emergency is in effect, people will not be allowed to park in certain marked areas in order for plows and emergency vehicles to get through.

Hersam Acorn Radio will be providing live coverage of the storm, from area closings, traffic, area road conditions and news from all over southwestern Connecticut (and some northern Westchester County). The first broadcast is scheduled for 4 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 2, followed by early morning coverage of school closings, traffic and more Friday, Jan. 3. You can tune in at Greenwich-post.com on your computer, smartphone or tablet.

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The worst of the storm, which the weather service said could be “near blizzard conditions,” are forecast for Thursday evening into Friday morning.

“One to two inches are forecast through the Thursday morning rush hour, followed by a lull,” the weather service said Wednesday. “The most significant period of snow will redevelop by Thursday evening and continue into Friday morning.”

With winds of 10 to 20 mph — and gusts up to 35 mph — the blowing snow could create visibilities less than a quarter of a mile, the weather service said Thursday morning. The could make the the wind chills fall to zero and below late Thursday and could be down to 15 below zero by Friday morning.

Blizzard warnings have been issued, across the sound, for all of Long Island.

Temperatures are expected to remain below freezing until Sunday. Friday is going to be the coldest day in a while, with a high of 18 and low of 2, and forecasters say it will feel even colder with the wind chill.

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