Groton residents woke to a mix of rain, snow and sleet Tuesday morning that closed schools, shut down some businesses and this afternoon, canceled the public appearance of Sen. Richard Blumenthal at Electric Boat.
However, three public hearings - one on the $133 million school construction program, one on the $6.37 million reconstruction of Thames Street and one on the improvements to River Road remain scheduled for 7:30 p.m. at the Groton Senior Center.
In addition, the Groton Parent Council has opted to keep its meeting planned for 5:30 p.m. at Northeast Academy Elementary School, where Superintendent Paul Kadri will speak to parents about the proposed school construction program.
Earlier in the day, most people decided to stay in and keep warm. However, some ventured out to shovel away the slush and clear the ice from their cars.
Ed White of Mystic uncovered the street drain to prepare for possible flooding. Stanley Blocker of Groton faced the storm and took a walk to pay his utility bill.