Hartford Schools Closed Today; City Plows Clearing Streets

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More snow!

Hartford public schools joined many other districts in closing today because of the winter weather. This is the city schools’ eighth snow day since the fall, which means that students — who were taking¬†the standardized Connecticut Mastery Test and Connecticut Academic Performance Test this week — will have a longer June. The original last day of school was set for June 4. Administrators can add the snow days that will delay summer vacation; schools spokesman David Medina has said that is Hartford’s standard approach.

The Capitol Region Education Council’s magnet schools are also closed, but Capital Community College plans to open at 11 a.m. The state’s Judicial Branch is telling jurors not to report to Hartford court today.

We’ll keep you updated with any other developments, such as plowing efforts.

UPDATE: There will be no parking ban in the city, said Maribel La Luz, spokeswoman for Mayor Pedro Segarra. Fifteen trucks began plowing streets at 2 a.m., focusing on main routes. As of 6:30 a.m., the city reported that plows had cleared nearly all the major streets and 17 percent of secondary routes, a figure that is sure to be higher now.

Tanya Green, 22, of Hartford carried a colorful umbrella on a wet day along Park Street in Hartford Thursday. PATRICK RAYCRAFT photo.

Tanya Green, 22, of Hartford walked along Park Street Thursday before the storm. Photo by PATRICK RAYCRAFT.

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