Freezing Rain Closes Brookfield Schools Monday

An ice storm following the year's first major snowstorm extends the long weekend.

Update: 5:30 a.m. Feb. 11

Brookfield Public Schools and St. Joseph's School will be closed Monday, Feb. 11 due to unsafe travel conditions from freezing rain overnight. The school district made the final decision early Monday morning.

Update: 8:15 p.m. Feb. 10

With freezing rain expected to snarl the Monday morning commute, Brookfield Public Schools will be on a two-hour delay.

According to the district website, conditions will be reassessed Monday morning and a decision on whether to close school for the day will be made by 5:30 a.m.

Original Story

On the heels of a blizzard that dumped as much as two feet on the area overnight, the National Weather Service (NWS) is forecasting a period of freezing rain passing over southern Connecticut, including Brookfield and Fairfield County, beginning early Monday morning.

Though the ice and snowfall from this front will not be substantial, current road conditions and areas of fog predicted to set in have prompted the NWS to issue a Hazardous Weather Outlook for Monday morning.

“Ice accumulations are expected to be minimal, only a couple hundredths of an inch,” according to the NWS, “However, this, combined with the recent heavy snowfall could result in slick travel conditions during the morning commute.”

As of the most recent forecasts, there is a 30 percent chance of freezing rain after 3 a.m. Monday, increasing to 90 percent by 9 a.m. Temperatures will warm throughout the day but periods of rain and freezing rain are expected through Monday evening.

With more precipitation on the way, before conditions make this more necessary and more difficult.

Patricia McFarlin February 11, 2013 at 11:39 PM
We are losing too much school and should consider taking back winter recess. :(


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