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Middetown Snow Storm Central

The latest information on how the snow storm is affecting schools, roads and businesses, while the City of Middletown has issued a parking ban for all streets.

Middletown Storm Central
Middletown Storm Central
Middletowners awoke Friday to temperatures in the low teens and a wind chill factor that plunged the mercury into single-digit territory.

Driving on secondary and tertiary streets is causing some vehicles to fishtail in spots, but overall, the roads are being cleared regularly by Middletown Public Works trucks. An early morning accident forced Middletown Police to close off north-bound traffic on Main Street at Dingwall Drive and Court Street. 

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Students' winter break got an extension this morning, when the Middletown Public Schools district canceled classes due to the impending snow storm.

Mayor Dan Drew issued a parking ban at noon Thursday for all city streets.
The storm is expected to dump up to a foot of snow over the next 36-48 hours, according to forecasts.

Six to 10 inches of snow are forecast for Middletown, with one to two inches falling through Thursday morning's rush hour, according to the NWS, followed by a lull. The most amount of snowfall is expected to be Thursday night into Friday morning.

The Russell Library closed at 1 p.m. Thursday and the veteran's writing group has been rescheduled. Middlesex Community College closed at 3:30 p.m. Middletown Parks and Recreation cancelled all activities.

The Middlesex County Chamber of Commerce Role Model of the Year Member Breakfast Thursday will be rescheduled.

Check back with Middletown Patch throughout the day for closings, cancelations and other information.

Know of any other local closures? Let everyone know in the comments.

Did You Know?

There's a new law that requires Connecticut residents to clean the snow off their vehicles, or face a fine.

City of Middletown Snow Removal Police

The city of Middletown's sidewalk snow removal policy was reiterated last month on the website: "It is the responsibility of every property owner to clear or treat their sidewalk with sand or other suitable substance within 24 hours of snow fall.

Also, Public Works employees who find impassable sidewalks may treat the area and collect the cost from the property owner. "Any person who fails to comply with an order to remove snow or ice shall be fined."

Contact Public Works

The office is located in city hall, 245 deKoven Drive. Call (860) 344-3407 to report snow-related issues.

 Four city lots downtown are available to motorists for off-street parking:
  • Corner of Washington and Broad streets
  • Corner of Grand and Main streets
  • Broad Street, across from the Russell Library
  • Melilli Plaza, behind Main Street Market
Any vehicles parked on city streets may be towed by Middletown Police, according to a press release from the department of Public Works. If your car is towed, call (860) 344-3200 to retrieve it. Motorists are responsible for any ticket and towing charges.

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