Posted: Feb 24, 2022 3:14 PM
The City of Newtown has announced that curbside recycling collection will not be taking place on Friday, February 25. The announcement was made on Thursday afternoon, February 24, and included the additional note that the decision was made to postpone Friday’s regular collection due to forecast bad weather.
Homeowners who have their recycling picked up on Friday morning should instead take out that week’s recycling on Friday evening or early Saturday morning. The pilots will be out on Saturday, February 26.
The National Weather Service is monitoring a storm that has the potential to drop 6 inches of snow on Newtown before the system leaves the area Friday afternoon.
Snow is expected to arrive after 3 a.m. Friday, according to the weather service at 3 p.m. Thursday. Wind chill values will be between 20 and 25 degrees. Chance of precipitation is 90%, and full overnight snow accumulation if 1-3 inches is possible.
Friday will dawn with snow, freezing rain and sleet before 2 p.m. There will then be a chance of rain between 2 p.m. and 5 p.m., then a slight chance of rain, snow and sleet after 5 p.m., all according to the weather service.
The maximum temperature will be 37 degrees, wind chill values will be between 15 and 25 degrees, and a 5 to 10 mph east wind will shift to northwest in the afternoon.
The chance of precipitation is 100%. Further ice accretion of about 0.1 inch is possible; further snow and sleet accumulation of 1 to 3 inches is possible.
On Friday evening, there is a “slight chance” of rain, snow and sleet before 8 p.m. The sky will be partly cloudy, with a low of around 15 degrees and a northwest wind of 7 to 10 mph.
The chance of precipitation for Friday evening is 20%.
A winter weather advisory will be in effect from 10 p.m. Thursday until at least 6 p.m. Friday.
Saturday is currently expected to be mostly sunny with highs of around 32, wind chill readings between 5 and 15 and a northwesterly wind around 8 mph. No additional precipitation.
Associate Editor Shannon Hicks can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Newtown residents who have their recycling picked up curbside on Fridays would have to wait 24 hours this week. Ahead of an anticipated snowstorm, the City announced that tomorrow’s recycling pickup will be postponed for 24 hours. —Bee stock photo