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West Hartford Storm Central [Updated]

Early dismissal will follow a Wednesday dismissal schedule

[Updated Jan. 21 2:20 p.m.] From the West Hartford Department of Works: WHDPW is expecting 4 – 8 inches of snow. Crews are out pretreating the roads as a light snow fall has begun. The focus will be on an earlier-than-normal afternoon commute home. Crews will work to support the drive home as best as they can. 

All 22 street plow trucks are on the road now. 

DPW Director John Phillips issued a parking ban for 6 p.m. this evening until further notice. Parking bans help support crews and their ability to plow roads safety. 

[Original story] The West Hartford public schools announced that, due to the weather forecast, there will be an early dismissal Tuesday afternoon.

The early dismissal will follow a Wednesday schedule, meaning that high schools will follow their exam schedules and be dismissed at 12:45 p.m.; middle schools will be dismissed at 1:30 p.m. and elementary schools will be dismissed at 2 p.m., according to an announcement from the school district.

The board awards scheduled for this evening have been canceled as well.

According to area meteorologists, the Hartford region is supposed to be hit with 5 to 8 inches of snow beginning Tuesday afternoon.

John Phillips, director of public works, has issued a parking ban beginning at 6 p.m. Tuesday evening.

"During a parking ban, no on-street parking is allowed so that public works crews can remove snow from curb to curb," Phillips said in an announcement. "Cars left on the road create a safety hazard for all concerned. The owner will receive a fine and the car may be towed."

Trash and recyclables will be collected. Phillips advised residents to place barrels near the sidewalk and away from the edge of the road. (Do not place them in the roadway.) After the barrels have been emptied, please remove them as soon as possible. 

The Board of Education has also canceled its meeting scheduled for Tuesday evening.

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