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Update: All After-School Activities Cancelled in Greenwich

With a winter weather advisory posted by the National Weather Service and up to 4 inches of snow predicted, Greenwich schools haven't cancelled classes.

Greenwich Parks Department workers clear and salt the sidewalks outside Hamilton Avenue School in Greenwich, Dec. 17, 2013. Photo credit: Barbara Heins.
Greenwich Parks Department workers clear and salt the sidewalks outside Hamilton Avenue School in Greenwich, Dec. 17, 2013. Photo credit: Barbara Heins.

Update: 6:15 p.m.
The National Weather Service has extended its winter weather advisory to 9 p.m. with total snowfall now estimated at three to five inches.

Metro-North has announced that westbound New Haven Line service has scattered delays of approximately 15 minutes due to weather-related equipment issues. 

Continued snow is foiling efforts of Greenwich DPW and Parks departments who have been doing yeoman's work since the flakes first flew this morning.

Update: 2:57 p.m.

Greenwich DPW and Parks Department crews continue plowing local roads clearing them of snow and sleet. Roads have a snow cover, and in some instances, closer to the water including the Byram area, roads are wet with a little slush.

Route 1, however, remained unplowed with wads of snow and slush covering the four-lane state road.

The Greenwich Board of Social Services has cancelled its meeting that had been scheduled for 7 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 17.

Update: 2:40 p.m., Dec. 17:
As snow continues to fall Tuesday afternoon, all schools have cancelled after-school and evening activities.

Here's a rundown:
From Greenwich AcademyALL AFTERNOON ACTIVITIES CANCELLEDDue to inclement weather, all afternoon activities (athletic games and practices, private music lessons, Serendipity, Yearlings and Middle School Homework Hall) have been cancelled. Pick-ups will be at the close of the regular academic day for all divisions. Buses will depart at their regular times. The Cowan Center will close at 4:00 PM.

From Brunswick School
Due to current weather conditions,  we are canceling ALL Upper School afternoon activities, including all athletic commitments. Tonight's Upper School concert is re-scheduled to Thursday night at 6:00pm.

From Convent of the Sacred Heart: Due to the weather, all after-school activities are cancelled for today, Tuesday, December 17. There will be regular dismissal today. After careful review with the Greenwich Transportation Department and Board of Education, none of the area independent schools will have an early dismissal today, but they all will dismiss at their regular time. They, too, are cancelling their after-school activities only. Note also that all late buses have been cancelled.

From Greenwich Public Schools: ALL After School and Evening Activities are Cancelled.

From Carmel Academy: Due to the weather, all students will be dismissed at 3 p.m. today - Tuesday, December 17.
 
From Whitby Schoolclosing at 3:00pm on Tuesday, December 17, due to worsening road conditions. All after school activities, including WECCP, electives, athletics and music lessons are cancelled. Childcare will be available in the Library until 4:00pm for those who cannot pick up at 3:00pm.

Original story: 5:58 a.m.
The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory for the tri-state region, including Fairfield County for Tuesday, Dec. 17, when a storm is expected to leave two to four inches of snow.

However, as of 5:50 a.m., Greenwich Public Schools has posted a notice that Secondary Schools (grades 6-12) are running a regular school day schedule. Elementary Schools (grades K-5) will follow the standard early release schedule for Parent Report Card Conferences.

And a check with private schools in Greenwich indicates, all will hold classes as scheduled. Last week, all schools were closed when a winter storm was expected to drop several inches of snow. However, several school districts in the region including Darien, New Canaan, Norwalk and Wilton public schools have cancelled classes.

According to the National Weather Service, snow will develop during the morning rush hour and become moderate to locally heavy by mid-morning. Snow is expected to taper off to snow showers during the start of the afternoon rush hour. 

Motorists should expect slippery road conditions as snow accumulates, especially on untreated roadways. The winter weather advisory will be in effect from 7 a.m. until 6 p.m. Tuesday.

Here is today's forecast:
  • Today: Snow, mainly before 4 p.m. High near 29. East wind 8 to 15 mph becoming north in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 90%. Total daytime snow accumulation of 2 to 4 inches possible.
  • Tonight: A chance of snow, mainly before 7 p.m. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 20. North wind 8 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%.

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