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Middletown Snow Central: Winter Storm's Approach Prompts Parking Ban

The latest information on how the snow storm is affecting schools, roads and businesses in the City of Middletown.

Middletown Mayor Dan Drew has declared a parking ban for city streets beginning at 6 p.m. Tuesday.

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.

The forecast of more than half a foot of snow is pleasing schoolchildren as Middletown Public and parochial schools are dismissing early in anticipation of winter storm Chester, as it's been dubbed by WFSB Channel 3, lumbers toward Connecticut.

The whole state will soon see snowfall, according to the National Weather Service, with the white stuff coming in by noon in the southwest portion of the state and Middletown shortly afterward, according to Storm Team 8 Meteorologist Gil Simmons.

Here are some closings due to the snow:

  • Middletown Public Schools, Mercy, Vinal, Xavier and Vinal Technical High School early dismissal.
  • Ladybug Boutique is closing Tuesday at 2 p.m.
  • Middletown Parks and Rec: No Activities
  • Russell Library workshop with Tina Kadish has been canceled. Discover Your Passion Part II Take the Passion Test is rescheduled to Jan. 30.

    Middlesex Community College: Closing at 3:30 p.m.

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

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.

Did we miss any closings or cancellations due to the snow? Tell us in the comment section below.

Ian Battles January 21, 2014 at 03:44 PM
"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." So who's responsible for PUBLIC property that hasn't been cleared? Does Mayor Drew receive the ticket?

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