Delayed openings for the municipal and community center due to road conditions

Posted: Jan 20, 2022 7:29 AM

The Newtown Civic Center and the Newtown Community Center all delayed their openings this morning due to reported road conditions.

The school system closed for the day. After announcing last night that there would be a two hour delayed opening this morning, an updated announcement was received this morning stating that schools would instead be closed for Thursday 20th January.

A CodeRED released this morning announced that the Newtown Civic Center will have a one-hour delayed opening, “due to road conditions”. The building at 3 Primrose Street will open at 9 p.m.

The Newtown Community Center is on a two-hour delayed opening, as announced last night. Morning classes are all canceled today.

CH Booth Library will open at noon today.

Snow is falling at this time and is expected to continue until around noon, according to the National Weather Service. The temperature is just 32 degrees as of 7:30 am and not expected to rise much higher.

Rain elsewhere in the region will gradually turn to snow from north to south this morning, according to the weather service. All areas should be fully snow covered by mid morning. Snow will decrease from northwest to southeast from late morning to early afternoon

Temperatures will drop, still according to the weather service, to 26 degrees in the late afternoon. The chance of precipitation is 80% and the total daytime snow accumulation “about one inch [is] possible.”

Businesses and other entities that have delayed their openings due to weather conditions are asked to contact Associate Editor Shannon Hicks at [email protected] for announcements to be added to this post as well as our Facebook and Twitter pages.

While the National Weather Service says the rain will gradually turn to snow from north to south this morning, Newtown is already seeing snow at 7:30 a.m. this morning. All areas should be fully covered by 10 a.m. The snow will decrease from the northwest to the southeast from late morning until early afternoon. —Chart from the National Weather Service

Jill E. Washington