Groton Winter Storm Central

Updates on the forecast, closings, cancelations and more right here.

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Update Friday morning from Groton emergency management. 

Today's forecast  calls for a slight chance of snow before 11 a.m., with lots of blowing snow after noon. The high today will be 15 with wind chills as low as -5 given we'll have blustery, north winds up to 20 MPH with gusts to near 40. 


Stay with Patch today and Friday for storm related information on closings, cancelations, weather updates, possible issues with outages, road conditions, traffic and more.

Called Bethany by some Connecticut meteorologists  and Hercules by the Weather Channel, the National Weather Service keeps it simple just calling this a winter storm. 

We will be updating this story though out the day Thursday and into Friday, so stay tuned!


Speaking of the NWS, here’s the weather statement about the storm, which is in effect until 1 p.m. Friday. 

Watch Those Ice Missiles!

Oh, and FYI: There's a new law that requires Connecticut residents to clean the snow off their vehicles, or face a fine.        


None yet!

Closings, Cancelations 

Sub Base delays opening Friday. 

Groton Public Schools will be closed Friday.

All Groton Public Schools after school and evening programs are canceled Thursday. 

City of Groton has canceled all garbage and recoiling pickup for Friday, Jan. 3. Service should resume as normal Monday, Jan. 6

Groton Elks bingo is canceled. 

Lighthouse Vocational Education Center closing Thursday at 2 p.m.

The Mystic Aquarium will close at 3 p.m. THursday and remain closed Friday. Here's the story. 

Pfizer Groton plant open for essential staff only Friday. 

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