Winter Storm Hub: What’s Open & Closed, Snowfall Totals, Photos [UPDATED]

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New Canaan Public Schools, Town Hall and New Canaan Library are closed Thursday as a winter storm that’s expected to create hazardous driving conditions bears down on the town (see more openings & closings below).

The National Weather Service reported about 10.4 inches of snowfall as of 3:15 p.m. and issued a Winter Storm Warning that’s in effect through 1 a.m. Friday. Metro-North Railroad reported that a downed tree in the area of Talmadge Hill prompted the company to switch to bus shuttle service from Stamford for the New Canaan line starting at 2:58 p.m. By 6 p.m., Metro-North was reporting limited rail service on the branch. 

What’s Open

  • Franco’s Wine (opening at 8 a.m.)
  • Walter Stewart’s Market (open at 7:30 a.m.)
  • Stewart’s Spirits (opening at 9 a.m.)
  • Karl Chevrolet (8 a.m. to 5 p.m. for service, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. for sales)
  • Farmer’s Table (open 5 to 10 p.m.)
  • Joe’s Pizza (11 a.m. to 10 p.m.)
  • Real Estate Information Center (11 a.m. to 3 p.m.)
  • YMCA open as normal though some classes cancelled (updates here)
  • Teachers Who Tutor
  • LPQ
  • Dunkin Donuts
  • Starbucks
  • Gates (opening bar at 1 p.m., dinner at 5 p.m.)

What’s Closed

  • Rucci Law Group
  • Pet Pantry Warehouse
  • Halo Studios
  • New Canaan Racquet Club
  • Town Hall
  • New Canaan Library
  • New Canaan Public Schools
  • All Bankwell branches
  • Pryority Wellness
  • South End
  • SE Uncorked
  • La Pescaderia Fish Market & Arepa
  • elm restaurant (closed for lunch, dinner decision to come)
  • TD Bank
  • Salon 5 East
  • Ciel Eau Day Spa
  • Vineyard Vines
  • Candy Nichols
  • Jul’s Salon
  • Oxygen Fitness closed for remainder of Thursday has cancelled Thursday’s Community Coffee and the next one will be held Jan. 18.

The library’s planned art exhibition opening has been moved to 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. Sunday.

Winds are expected to gust up to 50 mph, exacerbating driving conditions. Mose Saccary, highway superintendent with the New Canaan Department of Public Works, said crews will be coming in at 4 a.m. to get a coating on parking lots for those using them in the morning and to pre-treat the roads. With very cold temperatures and high winds, keeping roads safe is made more difficult, as snow blows off of lawns and into roadways, re-freezing there, Saccary said.

Businesses and organizations may use the following form to let us know whether they’re open or closed or operating under a modified schedule Thursday, and we’ll share that information with the community:

[We’ll update this article throughout the winter storm on Thursday with new information for readers on openings and closings, photos around New Canaan, updates from municipal, district and emergency management officials and, if needed, road closures, outages and shelters.]

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