The expected winter storm that is due to strike Connecticut Friday has caused the town library to close early Friday and remain closed Saturday, and forced postponement of the North Central CT Energy Expo at Kennedy Middle School.
"The Enfield Public Library prides itself on remaining open whenever possible, understanding that to live in the Northeast means living with snow storms," library director Henry Dutcher said in a statement Thursday. "However, due to what seems to be the certainty of a major winter storm Friday evening and continuing through Saturday, plus the contractual needs regarding staffing, we are taking a cautious approach to this weekend’s storm and closing at 5 p.m. Friday, February 8, 2013 and remaining closed all day Saturday, February 9, 2013."
The Energy Expo has been tentatively rescheduled for Saturday, Feb. 23; final approval from the town is needed to confirm that date, according to an email from Enfield Clean Energy Chairman Jeff Myjak. Details can be found at www.CTEnergyExpo.com.
The latest forecast from the National Weather Service calls for a blizzard watch beginning Friday afternoon, with 18 to 24 inches of snow possible by Saturday.