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Milford Public Schools Closed Friday, Jan. 3

Winter Storm Warning remains in effect until 1 p.m. Friday.

Snow is heading this way, forecasters say. Credit: Patch File Photo
Snow is heading this way, forecasters say. Credit: Patch File Photo

Updated 10 p.m. Thursday

As the snow continues to fall, the call was made Thursday night to close Milford public schools on Friday, Jan. 3.

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Updated 7:15 p.m. Thursday

Due to the impending snow storm, garbage/recycling pickup for Friday, Jan. 3, has been pushed to Saturday, Jan. 4, the mayor announced Thursday.

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Updated 9:45 a.m. Thursday

The city has declared an alternative side of the street parking ban, beginning at noon Thursday and running to 3 p.m. Friday.

Residents are asked to park off the street where possible and on the even number side of the street on Thursday and the odd number side of the street on Friday.

"This ban will allow plows to keep roads passable and accessible to emergency vehicles," Mayor Ben Blake notes in a release.

"Also, residents are reminded that they are responsible for shoveling snow and ice from their sidewalks and property," Blake added.

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Posted Wednesday night

The holiday season may be over — but winter itself still has several weeks of snow, ice and frigid temps up its sleeve for those of us living here along the shoreline.

Case in point: The National Weather Service (NWS) has just issued a Winter Storm Warning for Milford, as well as much of the rest of the region.

The warning goes into effect Thursday morning at 4 a.m. and continues through to early Friday afternoon.

During that time, Milford and the shoreline region will receive a total accumulation of some 6 to 10 inches of snow.

According to the NWS: "Up to one inch of snow is forecasted through the morning rush hour followed by a lull through most of the day on Thursday.

"The most significant period of snow will redevelop by Thursday evening and continue into Friday morning."

"Near blizzard conditions" are possible as winds gust up to 35 mph, limiting visibility at times to one-quarter to one-half a mile, the NWS warns.

Additionally, wind chills could dip below 0 degrees Thursday night into Friday. Here's the local extended forecast from the NWS:

Thursday: Snow. High near 26. Blustery, with a northeast wind 17 to 21 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80 percent. New snow accumulation of 1 to 2 inches possible.

Thursday night: Snow. Low around 14. Wind chill values as low as -4. Windy, with a north wind 22 to 26 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100 percent. New snow accumulation of 3 to 5 inches possible.

Friday: Snow, mainly before noon. High near 18. Wind chill values as low as -6. Windy, with a northwest wind 16 to 26 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100 percent. New snow accumulation of 1 to 3 inches possible.

Friday night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 2. Northwest wind 8 to 13 mph.

Saturday: Sunny, with a high near 25.

Saturday night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 22.

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