Update Friday 10:45 a.m.
Town officials issued a press release Friday morning, announcing they were fully prepared for the storm, which they're calling Charlotte, and asking residents to stay home.
"Give town road maintenance crews the time and space they need to
clear the roadways, making them safe for emergency crews and motorists," the press release says.
The town has partially activated the Emergency Operations Center, where department heads and officials can monitor the storm's progress and coordinate action, both within town and with the state agencies and utitlity companies.
At this point, officials are prepared to open an emergency shelter on Saturday if necessary.
Cancellations and Closings
Snow started to fall in Farmington before 9 a.m. Friday and in expectation of predicted accumulation totaling 2 or more feet, several closures and cancellations have been announced:
- Farmington Library will close at noon and remain closed Saturday
- DMV will be closed Friday and Saturday
- Tunxis Community College is closed
- Farmington Public Schools are closed
- Farmington Bank is closing at noon Friday
- Non-essential state employees do not report Friday
- A parking ban in Farmington is in effect until further notice
- Wood n Tap is closed Friday and may reopen for Friday dinner
- Westfarms mall is closing Friday at 1 p.m.
- Bradley Airport has suspended flights as of 1:30 p.m. Friday and is not expected to resume until mid-to-late morning on Saturday.
If you know of a local business that is closed due to the storm, please add it to our comments. Thanks!