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Updated: Snow Central: Tolland Jan. 21-22, 2013

Events have been called off.

Photo Credit: Tolland Works
Photo Credit: Tolland Works
The National Weather Service is predicting snow accumulations of 6 To 10 inches from midday Tuesday through Wednesday morning.

Bitter cold is included on the forecast with wild chills as low as 16 below zero, the service indicated. 

By late morning, cancellations were rolling in for Tolland activities: 

A town hall meeting sponsored by state Rep. Timothy Ackert and state Rep. Sam Belsito was called off. 

Ackert’s next town hall meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, Jan. 2, at the Saxton B. Little Library, 319 Route 87, Columbia from 6 to 7:30 p.m. 

Belsito’s next town hall meeting is on tap for Monday, Feb. 10, with State state Sen. Tony Guglielmo at Knowlton Memorial Hall, 25 Pompey Hollow Road, Ashford. The meeting is scheduled for 6 to 7:30 p.m. 

Board of Education Communications Chairwoman Karen Moran has reported that the program on Rachel's challenge, scheduled for Tuesday night, has been postponed and a makeup date will be determined. 

The Tolland 300th Anniversary Committee has postponed its planning/fundraising meeting and all-volunteers meeting. It will be rescheduled for a future date. 

Wednesday's budget workshop slated for 7:30 p.m. at the high school is still on. 

Update 2:11 p.m.

The Tolland Public Safety office issued the following forecast: 

This afternoon: Light snow in Northern CT for the next several hours becoming moderate to heavy along the Coast between 2 and 2:30 p.m. This moderate to heavy snow is expected to slowly push inland into the Hartford area by 6 p.m. Towns can expect 1 to 3 inches of snow on roads by 4 p.m. along the coast and a dusting to a half-inch in the Hartford Area. Road conditions are expected to deteriorate along the coast by 2:30 p.m. and in the Hartford area by 6 p.m with a powdery snow cover. Temperatures are forecast to drop into the low teens by 5 p.m. 

This Evening and Overnight: Travel becoming hazardous along the coast by 6 with a moderate to major impact expected overnight as moderate to heavy snow continues from 6 p.m. to 3 a.m. In the Hartford area and Northern CT, moderate snow is expected between 8 p.m. and 4 a.m. with a moderate impact on overnight travel. Very low wind chills are expected to range from -10 F at the coast down to -20 F in Northern CT overnight with Northeast Winds gusting to 35 to 45 mph at times across the state.

Wednesday Morning: Snow ending from West to East between 5 and 8 a.m.  Towns can expect a moderate impact on the morning rush hour with pockets of major impact possible along the Southeast coast. Considerable blowing of snow is expected during the morning rush hour across the entire state with temperatures around 10 degrees F and North Winds gusting to 35 mph at times. 

Total accumulations are forecast to range from 3 to 5 inches in the Northwest Hills, up to 6 to 10 inches in a band from Southwestern CT through the Hartford Area and into Northeastern CT. The highest amounts are expected in Southeastern CT with 8 to 12 inches expected. 

The Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection, Division of Emergency Management and Homeland Security will continue to monitor conditions.

Update: 3:26 p.m. 

The Tolland Public Library has announced it will close at 6 p.m. due to the ongoing storm.  

Update: 3:55 p.m. 

The WPCA meeting scheduled to commence at 6 p.m. on Tuesday has been called off. 

Update: 8:49 p.m. 

The Wednesday morning outlook - Snow ending from West to East between 5 and 8 a.m.  Towns can expect a moderate impact on the morning rush hour.  Considerable blowing of snow is expected during the morning rush hour across the entire state with temperatures around 10 F and North Winds gusting to 35 MPH at times. 

Total accumulations are forecast to range from 3 to 5 inches in the Northwest Hills up to 6 to 9 inches in a band from Southwestern CT thru the Hartford Area and into Northeastern CT.  The highest amounts are expected in Southeastern CT with 8 to 11 inches expected. 

The Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection, Division of Emergency Management and Homeland Security will continue to monitor conditions.   

Update: 7:29 a.m.

The DPW says yes to trash and recycling on Wednesday but a 90-minute delay for the schools. 



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