Oxford Schools Closed Monday, Feb. 11

Efforts to clean up the town are ongoing.


Oxford Public Schools will be closed Monday, Feb. 10, according to First Selectman George Temple.

Oxford got 36.2 inches of snow in the storm, according to the National Weather Service. It is going to take days to clean it all up.

Oxford Patch will keep you posted about future closures, delays, etc.

Norman February 10, 2013 at 05:06 PM
Of course you mean February 11th. State of Emergency is OVER! Yay! I called my neighbor, who told me their road is plowed halfway down (two driveways away from theirs) My road dead ends, so if I can shovel to the road (working on it) I still can't get out to the road that isn't plowed. But, did I mention this: The State of Emergency just ended!
Paul Singley February 10, 2013 at 05:09 PM
Changed the date. Sorry. Thanks
wrestling parent 1 February 10, 2013 at 06:19 PM
I don't see how sarcasm helps anyone at this point. Mr. Temple has provided emergency contact information for those who find themselves in an emergency situation. If Oxford were without power, I'm sure the state of emergency would not have been lifted.
Norman February 10, 2013 at 08:40 PM
Dad: normally I'd agree with you; however, during Sandy, I had wahoos drive on my lawn and take out a fence... the town and police did NOTHING about it! I supplied them with the plate number but nothing EVER happened! So if you'll excuse me, I need to call George again!
Norman February 10, 2013 at 08:52 PM
George Temple's voice mail box is full!
Norman February 10, 2013 at 09:00 PM
Mom: have you met 'dad' Lol! From what I understand, Sheldon Rd is plowed halfway, Old Litchfield is not plowed at all and my driveway is almost completely cleared -- George Temple told me at 9:30am "the plows were in my area" so I will hold him to his word! Is that so bad??? BTW, read my comment about the town and how much they helped me out during Sandy: I'm hoping to get a BIG refund on my taxes!!! I should because I have received such great public services in this town!
Lori Farrell February 10, 2013 at 09:16 PM
I find it interesting that Mr. Temple can cancel school and only the patch knows about. School closing hasn't been listed on the news or board website so what do we do?
Norman February 10, 2013 at 09:42 PM
Guess what Mom: you're whining! Our taxes pay for your husband's salary and overtime! If I wanted to sound like you, I could start telling you how you should be glad he'll get all that extra pay but I won't (wait! I just did!) Guess what: my neighbor's plow truck broke down, I helped him get the plow off it and now, if the town decides to plow here, maybe we can get someone else to plow his driveway so a tow-truck can take away the dead truck, then the plow guy can plow the rest of his driveway and he can figure out how he's going to get to work in the morning.... meanwhile, I'm shoveling my own long driveway and taking breaks so I don't hurt myself because they'd never get an ambulance in here because, wait for it... our road isn't plowed!!! It is during these breaks that I look at the computer and get yelled at by you and 'dad'!
Emma February 10, 2013 at 10:23 PM
Is there anyone outhere that can plow my drive way? I'm running out of food. Please let me know.
Brett Olbrys February 10, 2013 at 10:51 PM
See the photos I just posted above of Quaker Farms and Great Oak Schools.
JYD February 10, 2013 at 11:14 PM
Got my driveway clear and went down to Target in Ansonia to pick up a few needed pharmacy items… 15 minutestypically each way turned into 2.5 hours round trip. Roads are not clear. 188 to the rotary is only 1 or 1.5 lanes, and Seymour and Ansonia were even worse. Many of the main roads are barely a lane, with passing traffic sliding into snow embankments. I witnessed three accidents myself, and passed a host of others that had just happened. Highways are fully clear, but Rt. 34 will not be able to handle truck traffic on Monday the way it is right now. Not enough room in a lot of places for a car and truck to pass each other. If your roads are plowed, be happy. But trust me, any trip to the supermarket and pharmacy will not be a picnic. It's not just Oxford, it's every town and the state, as well.
Lori Flick February 10, 2013 at 11:19 PM
I believe he mentioned it on his code red message
wrestling parent 1 February 10, 2013 at 11:57 PM
@Norman, I think you should submit a scathing post to your neighbor for allowing his truck to break down and delay things up in your neck of the woods.
pa February 10, 2013 at 11:59 PM
Yes, we've heard you, again. Your husband has been gone since Friday. We heard you, again. Pleeze....its his job, he is being compensated for it. Overtime, double time, triple time. Want to start on the poor souls who dont have a job with great state health benefits.....so maybe YOU, Mom in Oxford....need to shut it!
Norman February 11, 2013 at 02:58 AM
The lady doth protest too much, methinks! She is so busy yet she has time to log-on and berate me (us) for logging on! Please! Lol! Mom... please! Your husband is not working his ass off for anything other than $$$ - paid by taxpayers! You need to stop being the ungrateful one!
Southbury Resident February 11, 2013 at 02:59 AM
Mom in Oxford. Why you even replaying to these people. They just trying to stress you out. Most complainers are people who don't prepare, drive some junky vehicle, and expect somebody else to do hard labor. All they are capable of is sit on Internet and whine.
Jenn G February 11, 2013 at 06:27 PM
What is wrong with everyone? There is over 3 feet of snow out there. There is not a magic wand to wave to get rid of it that fast. I do believe the news reported the impending storm days beforehand. Maybe people should have prepared. Also, get off your butts and clean as much as you can around your house/walkways/driveways. Stop acting like a bunch of spoiled brats who are helpless. My goodness, great example for kids. Sit back and let others do all the work. They can't plow every street at once. Common sense people. Everyone was born with it, try to use it.
OHS Student February 11, 2013 at 07:39 PM
Is there school tomorrow? I ask because twitter says we don't have it again.
nancy cersonsky February 11, 2013 at 08:35 PM
George has provided a strong, CALM voice during the blizzard, and he did respond when I left him a message. There was a tractor on my dead-end street for over an hour yesterday moving snow. I know this is frustrating and overwhelming, but if people help each other out (as dear people did with me yesterday), we will weather this the best that we can. As a teacher, I would rather stay out of school until we know the kids can get there safely, the building roofs are patent, and we can focus on the job at hand. Help out a neighbor if you have a snowblower, thank the town crews, and be grateful that we have power. Nancy
woti February 11, 2013 at 08:59 PM
Just drove by at 3:00pm Monday and they still look the same.


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