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Avon Snow Storm Central

The latest information on how the snow storm, dubbed Hercules by the National Weather Service, is impacting schools, roads and businesses.

Credit: Patch File Photo
Credit: Patch File Photo
Avon students went back to school after winter break this morning, Jan. 2, but went home early due to the impending snow storm.

The storm is expected to dump up to a foot of snow over the next 36-48 hours, according to forecasts.

Afternoon and evening activities are canceled at Avon Public Schools and Talcott Mountain Academy is closed Thursday. The Recreation and Parks Department has also canceled all activities on Jan. 2. Town Hall and the Avon Free Public Library will close at 3 p.m. Thursday.
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Road Conditions

Avon Public Works plow drivers were out since early morning Thursday treating the roads.

"The roads are slippery, more than normal  because of the cold conditions," Avon Highway Foreman Paul Welsh said. "The colder temperature make the salt treatment  less effective. Crews have been on the road since 4 a.m. and will work until the storm is over. Each [driver] has applied three salt applications to their routes along with plowing."

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There's a new law that requires Connecticut residents to clean the snow off their vehicles, or face a fine.

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