Schools Call For Early Dismissal As Snow Heads For Bethel, Newtown

FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. – A snowstorm is headed for Fairfield County at the worst possible time — the Tuesday afternoon commute, according to the National Weather Service. 

Snow is expected to begin falling at about midday across Fairfield County on Tuesday.

Snow is expected to begin falling at about midday across Fairfield County on Tuesday.

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A Winter Weather Advisory is in place for all of Fairfield County from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., prompting nearly every school district to call for early dismissal of students (list below).  

Snow is expected across all of Connecticut, the Hudson Valley and northeast New Jersey.

Accumulations of 2 to 4 inches are possible across Fairfield County — even along the shoreline, the weather service said.

The snow should begin by late morning and last into early evening. 

Slippery driving conditions are expected, especially on untreated surfaces, as the snow accumulates. Drivers are urged to use caution.

Temperatures will remain in the upper 20s.  

The following school districts will have early dismissal on Tuesday: 

  • Bethel Public Schools
  • Bridgeport Public Schools
  • Brookfield Public Schools
  • Danbury Public Schools
  • Darien Public Schools
  • Easton Public Schools/Regional District 9
  • Fairfield Public Schools
  • Greenwich Public Schools
  • Monroe Public Schools
  • New Canaan Public Schools
  • New Fairfield Public Schools
  • Newtown Public Schools
  • Norwalk Public Schools
  • Redding Public Schools/Regional District 9
  • Ridgefield Public Schools
  • Shelton Public Schools
  • Sherman Public Schools
  • Stamford Public Schools
  • Stratford Public Schools
  • Trumbull Public Schools
  • Weston Public Schools
  • Westport Public Schools
  • Wilton Public Schools
  • Bullard-Havens Tech, Bridgeport 
  • J M Wright Tech, Stamford
  • Henry Abbott Tech, Danbury
  • Stratford Sch for Aviation Tech

  • Trinity Catholic High, Stamford

  • Wooster School, Danbury

Don't expect the snow to last long — Wednesday will be partly sunny with high temperatures in the low 40s.

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