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Snow Prompts Cancellations - Update

The city could see between 4-7 inches of snow Saturday.

Saturday Update

Well, they weren't kidding around, were they? Our first big storm of the year has yielded a few more cancellations.

New Cancellations

  • Saturday art classes and "A Series of Duplicates" showing of art by Leonora Cajigas Rodriguez at CaRo Art Gallery have been postponed.
  • The YMCA has cancelled classes, but the gym is still open until 4 p.m. for the brave.

Still Open

  • Nothing can stop the mall. Westfield Meriden is open from 10 a.m. - 9:30 p.m. Saturday.
  • Ted's Steamed Cheeseburgers is open in Meriden Saturday.
  • The library is still open. Those librarians are serious about reading.

Original Story

Weather forecasters predict that between 4 - 7 inches of snow will drop throughout Connecticut Saturday, starting sometime overnight tonight and ending in the early afternoon.

The snow will likely make roads slick, according to the state's Department of Emergency Management and Homeland Security, and so a number of organizations are canceling Saturday events.

Here's a list so far of cancellations that may affect Meriden residents:

  • The state DMV is canceling all road tests for Saturday.
  • The Meriden Public Library has canceled the 2 p.m. performance of Matthew Fishteyn called "Piano Creations," with the intent to reschedule it later in the year.
  • The at Midstate Medical Center has been postponed. 
  • The has been canceled, according to organizers, but there is another one planned for February.

Business as usual

As of 4 p.m. Friday, the following events were still on and places were still planning to be open Saturday. Your best bet is to call your destination before you head out tomorrow. But for now:

  • The folks at the said they planned to be open for normal Saturday hours. The Y will list any closure tomorrow morning on its website and Facebook site, according to Marketing Director Joan Goodman.
  • The Red Cross was still planning to hold the at New Life Church Saturday, as of Friday afternoon.
  • The Meriden Public Library is slated to be open for normal hours on Saturday. When a Patch reporter called to ask if the Library was planning to be closed because of the storm, a clerk laughed and said, "Unless it's two and a half feet, we're open." Viva New England!

Developing story, please check back for updates.

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