School Cancelled In Wake of Storm

On Monday October 31st 2011, School will be closed due to the power outage and hazardous driving conditions in the New Canaan area caused by the recent snow storm. All classes and activities have been postponed until further notice. Headmaster Mark Davis has already called students’ houses and delivered a message explaining the situation at hand. For those who missed the call, the crucial information is as follows (it can also be found on https://www.stlukesct.org/):

1. Students should check course pages regularly for assignment updates from their teachers.

Snow Plows out in full force after Saturday's storm

2. Conference Sign-up will begin on Wednesday, November 2.

3. Seniors with college applications due November 1 should      not panic. The College Counseling Office will ensure that all  applicable transcripts and recommendations are sent to the  colleges. If a senior is affected by the power outage, they  should contact the College Counseling Office and this will be  communicated to the college.

On Saturday, this ‘wet snow’ began to accumulate throughout Fairfield County, eventually totaling 8 inches in certain parts of New Canaan. The New Canaan Office of Emergency Management (http://www.facebook.com/NewCanaanOEM) has estimated that approximately 50% of New Canaan residents are out of power. Around 198 households have been impacted by this snowfall, coming dangerously close to Hurricane Irene’s 220. However, as quoted in the Hartford Courant, the rest of the state was even more unlucky, “Gov. Dannel P Malloy says the more than 750,000 customers are without power, breaking a record that was set when the remnants of Hurricane Irene hit the state in August. He said people could be without electricity for as long as a week.”

However, many of the main roads in New Canaan seem to be in decent shape, despite consistent caution from town supervisors. The route from Elm Street to St. Luke’s seems to be relatively clear. Much like the aftermath of Hurricane Irene, work trucks full of New Canaan Volunteers, O.E.M, and the well known Asplunduh crews are moving to return New Canaan back to a state of relative normalcy.The Facebook Page of the New Canaan Office of Emergency Management also notes that the town’s shelter will be at the Lapham Community Center which is functional and open to all who need it.

Please take the time to consult the New Canaan O.E.M Facebook Page, The St. Luke’s Website, and other news source for further information.

-Tommy Champion, Staff Writer

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