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Bethel Public Schools are on a 2-Hour Delay, Weds., Dec. 18th, Due To ‘Massive Cleanup from the Ice, Dropping Temperatures and Re-Freeze’

Report by Paula Antolini, December 17, 2019, 6:312PM EDT

Message from Bethel Public Schools:

With the massive cleanup from the ice, dropping temperatures and re-freeze we have no choice but to call a 2 hour delay for tomorrow, December 18th. #besafe

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URGENT – WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE

National Weather Service New York NY

357 PM EST Tue Dec 17 2019

Northern Fairfield-Northern New Haven-Northern Middlesex-Northern New London-Southern Fairfield-Southern New Haven-Western Passaic-Eastern Passaic-Western Bergen-Eastern Bergen-Orange-Putnam-Rockland-Northern Westchester-Southern Westchester-

…WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 PM EST THIS EVENING…

* WHAT…Freezing rain. Additional ice accumulations of a light glaze.

* WHERE…Portions of northeast New Jersey, southern Connecticut and southeast New York.

* WHEN…Until 8 PM EST this evening.

* IMPACTS…Very slippery sidewalks, roads and bridges are possible. The hazardous conditions could impact the evening commute.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS…Some refreezing may occur after 4 pm as evening progresses.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

Slow down and use caution while traveling. Prepare for possible power outages.

Check local Department of Transportation information services for the latest road conditions.

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Detailed Forecast

Tonight

Freezing rain likely, mainly before 8pm. Cloudy during the early evening, then gradual clearing, with a low around 21. Wind chill values between 15 and 20. Northwest wind 7 to 9 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%. Little or no ice accumulation expected.

Wednesday

Scattered snow showers after 3pm. Increasing clouds, with a high near 34. Wind chill values between 10 and 20. West wind 7 to 11 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%.

Wednesday Night

Scattered snow showers before 10pm. Mostly clear, with a low around 7. Wind chill values between -10 and zero. Breezy, with a west wind 18 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%.

Thursday

Sunny, with a high near 24. Wind chill values between -10 and zero. Northwest wind 11 to 13 mph.

Thursday Night

Mostly clear, with a low around 14. Northwest wind 7 to 9 mph.

Friday

Sunny, with a high near 29.

Friday Night

Mostly clear, with a low around 14.

Saturday

Partly sunny, with a high near 34.

Saturday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low around 23.

Sunday

Mostly sunny, with a high near 42.

Sunday Night

Mostly clear, with a low around 28.

Monday

Mostly sunny, with a high near 43.

Monday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low around 28.

Tuesday

Mostly sunny, with a high near 43.

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