Hamden Snow Central: Warming Stations to Open Friday, Schools Closed

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

Updated 9 p.m.:

Hamden Public Schools will be CLOSED on Friday. 

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Updated 7:30 p.m.:

Fire Chief David Berardesca announces that Hamden will be opening a warming station at Hamden High School on Friday, Jan. 3 beginning at 9 a.m. 

Entrance to the warming station is located on the North side near Chili's. The station will be open throughout the day and if necessary through Friday evening. Pets are acceptable only if they are secured in a carrier and have pet food supplies. Food and medications should be brought with those who come to the warming station.

In the event of large scale power outages in town dictating the need to shelter numerous citizens, we will move to open up a Shelter at the same location. Citizens can also dial 2-1-1 for information on shelters and warming stations in area towns.

Volunteer CERT members will be staffing the station. If you have any further 
shelter-related questions, call the non-emergency Fire number at 203-230-

Updated 7 p.m.:

The Department of Motor Vehicles is cancelling ALL ROAD TESTS for tomorrow (Friday, January 3). The cancellation is due to expected inclement weather and poor road conditions.

Anyone with a scheduled road test can call DMV to choose a new date. The numbers to call are 860-263-5700 if someone is within the Hartford area and toll-free 800-842-8222 for those outside the Hartford area. DMV is also attempting to contact customers with road test appointments to advise them of the schedule change.

Updated 4 p.m.:

A parking ban is in effect until Saturday at noon.

The Hamden Transfer Station will be closed Friday because of the snow.

Trash pickup will go on. Friday morning homes normally picked up on Thursday will be picked up because of the holiday, and and Saturday for regular Friday pickups.

Updated 3 p.m.:

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy has ordered the partial opening of the State Emergency Operations Center.

DMV offices closed at 3 p.m. because of the snow.

Original story:

Hamden Public Schools will have an early dismissal today, Jan. 2, due to the impending snowstorm.

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

Know of any other early dismissals or cancellations due to the storm? Let everyone know in the comments?
Chuck Anziulewicz January 03, 2014 at 07:08 AM
"Hercules?" What gives you the impression this snow storm has a name? Since when have snow events EVER had names? Hurricanes and typhoons have names, given to them by the appropriate government agency. Snow storms do NOT have names. The National Weather Service (NWS) hasn't named the snow, nor has the National Oceanographic & Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). Neither the NWS, NOAA, nor anyone I know is referring to this storm as "Hercules." Oh, WAIT A MINUTE. You must be referring to The Weather Channel. Yes, in what can only be described as a shameless, pretentious publicity stunt, they have taken it upon themselves to start naming every snow event that comes along, and in the process they have become a bit of a laughingstock. Who knows? Maybe this summer, when things have started quieting down, they'll start naming HEAT WAVES! We are experiencing a snow storm, not "Hercules." Please stop pandering to The Weather Channel's sense of self-importance. This snow was NOT named by the National Weather Service!


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