2-hour delay for Fairfield schools

Fairfield Schools are opening on a 2-hour delay amid a messy morning commute followed by heavy rain Tuesday, Feb. 16.

Notre Dame High School closed for the day. The school was initially on a 2-hour delay, but citing accidents around the area opted to close.

Fairfield Country Day School and Unquowa School are opening on a 2-hour delay Tuesday.

snow-cold-thermometerThe National Weather Service has interior Fairfield and New Haven counties under a winter weather advisory until 7 a.m. Tuesday. Freezing rain is expected to turn into rain around daybreak, but after accumulations of up to one-10th of an inch of ice.’

Rising temperatures will be accompanied by heavy rain, and minor coastal flooding is possible.

“A slow thaw of frozen ground is expected to result in icing of untreated road surfaces and walkways … into early Tuesday morning,” according to the National Weather service advisory, which warned conditions could make travel dangerous into the early Tuesday commute.

Numerous accidents were reported on the Merritt and Wilbur Cross parkways, and I-95 North was closed in New Haven and Guilford before dawn Tuesday due to crashes involving tractor-trailers.

Temperatures are expected to reach the mid-50s with strong winds Tuesday, and highs are expected to exceed the freezing mark the rest of this week.

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