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Oxford Schools Closed on Friday

Superintendent says there are still roads that have been deemed unsafe for school buses.

The following message comes dircetly from Superintendent Tim Connellan:

Unfortunately there will be no school on Friday, Nov. 2, 2012, however, District and school offices will be open similar to today. I believe the Emergency Shelter at OHS will continue to be open until 8 p.m. tonight then will reopen from 6 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday.

There are still roads that have been deemed unsafe for school buses by Town Emergency personnel. Town officials are focusing the efforts of CL&P crews and Town crews on those areas in an attempt to resolve the safety issues.  I will be meeting with Town leaders, Emergency Management and Public Works personnel and All-Star Transportation tomorrow to develop a contingency plan for student transportation so that we will be able to open school on Monday even if some roads remain compromised to a certain extent.  I will be disseminating information regarding the contingency plan at some point in time after the meeting at the Emergency Operations Center tomorrow.

Media outlets are being notified now and a message will be posted on the district website. A Code Ed message will be sent out this afternoon. The First Selectman will probably include the closing notice in his evening Code Red alert.

I will be disseminating additional information on Friday.

Dina Bell-Svenningsen November 01, 2012 at 08:33 PM
Like our road! Old Good Hill Rd. Still has a large pine tree blocking the road with the electrical lines in it! We still have no power as well!
Justin Che Wilkin November 01, 2012 at 10:18 PM
Dina: The CL+P company (crew) will still have to clear your road then.
Ruby November 01, 2012 at 11:11 PM
Where is the First Selectman in Oxford? Why is he not taking comand of this and getting tree crews and CL&P into Town. Last year during the snow storm on Oct. 27th, we were faced with the same thing. oxford is low on the list? Common Temple wake up, stop eating donuts and get your butt in gear for once.
JYD November 02, 2012 at 01:50 PM
Actually, I think Mr. Temple has been doing an excellent job. Daily updates are sent out via Code Red, and progress is being made quickly in town. Town hall is open, and he has even provided his cell phone number to the entire for anyone that needs help or has a question. As much as we all want to be first, it takes time to assess and make the repairs. As for your personal attacks, we all thank you for the classy approach.

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