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UPDATE: Wilton Schools Closed; Winter Weather Advisory: Up to 5 Inches of Snow Expected

Snow starting to accumulate Tuesday morning. Credit: Leslie Yager
Snow starting to accumulate Tuesday morning. Credit: Leslie Yager
Update 12:07 p.m.: This just in from Wilton YMCA:
"The Y is open but due to the inclement weather all program classes and group exercise classes have been cancelled for the remainder of the day. Babysitting is not running.

The Wahoo Swim Team is on their regular practice schedule.  The Gymnastics Team will make a decision later today regarding practice. Please check back with the Gymnastics Center at 203-529-3636."

Update, 11:13a.m.
Good news from Janet Crystal at Wilton Library, "We’re open and plan to be unless the weather takes a very bad turn."

Update, 10:07a.m.: 
DMV is canceling all road skills tests for the remainder of the day due to the winter storm.  "The restart has been delayed until 7:45 a.m. Wednesday (tomorrow) to ensure safe road conditions. Anyone with a scheduled road test can call DMV to choose a new date. The numbers to call are 860-263-5700 if someone is within the Hartford area and toll-free 800-842-8222 for those outside the Hartford area. DMV is also attempting to contact customers with road test appointments to advise them of the schedule change."

Original Story, 9:00a.m. 
The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory for Wilton —effective from 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. today, Tuesday, Dec. 10 — with up to 3 to 5 inches of snow expected.

The NWS advisory forecasts, "accumulating snow will create icy and hazardous travel conditions throughout the day...including at least the start of the afternoon rush."  

Wilton Public Schools are closed today due to snow.

The snow is expected to taper off during the afternoon rush hour, according to the advisory.

Also, the weather service has issued a black ice advisory for Tuesday morning. The combination of abundant low level moisture and temperatures dropping below freezing across the region early this morning will result in the formation of black ice on untreated surfaces, creating hazardous conditions on bridges and overpasses.

Also, the NWS warns that heavy bands of snow could reduce visibility to about a half-mile.

Here is the forecast for Wednesday and Thursday:
  • Tonight: Mostly clear, with a low around 15°. West wind 8 to 11 mph.
  • Wednesday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 29°. West wind 9 to 13 mph, with gusts as high as 23 mph
  • Wednesday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 14. West wind around 7 mph.
  • Thursday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 25. West wind 6 to 10 mph.

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