Canton Storm Center (Updated at 5:25 p.m. Friday)

Additional openings, closings listed.

Update 5:25 p.m. Friday

The roads in Canton were relatively quiet shortly after 5 p.m. Friday and most businesses had closed. The following remained open but if you feel you have to go out we suggest calling first as some were getting ready to close. 

  • Canton Mobil
  • Chinatown
  • Canton Citgo
  • Walgreens
  • Rice Fields 
  • Canton Laundromat 
  • Bahre's Package Store 
  • The Whole Donut 
  • ShopRite 
  • Hub Bar and Grille 
  • ABC Pizza

Earlier Story 

As it began to snow Friday, many places in Canton remained busy but began to slow by noon. 

Canton Mobil and Citgo still had gas as of noon.

In addition to Friday traffic, Canton Mobil owner Joe Eisenberg said it had been a busy Thursday as well.

"We were flat out from morning to midnight," he said. 

At Canton Citgo manager Tracey Wedge said that station had also been busy. A fuel supply truck was delivering 8,700 gallons of gas at the time and she said they had been low but never ran out. 

Eisenberg said he had enough gas for the moment as well and had received two deliveries yesterday. 

At noon, Canton Village Gulf was out of gas and hoping for a delivery. 

Shortly after 10 a.m., members of the Canton volunteer Fire and EMS Department were on Cherry Brook Road for a possible chimney fire. Members also plan to "man" fire stations at 2 p.m. Friday and stay through to Saturday for storm response. 

Thursday afternoon, police chief Christopher Arciero said his department was ready and Public Works Crews were also prepared, officials said. 

Canton Senior & Social Services office will be open for inquiries and phone calls at (860) 693-5811. 

In anticipation of the storm many town agencies, schools and private businesses had closed or were closing. Those we know of include: 

Closed Friday as of 1 p.m. 

  • Valley Sports Center
  • LaSalle Market and Deli
  • D.A.N.C.E. by Kristin
  • Focus Center for Autism
  • Francesca's Wine Bar
  • Collinsville Canoe and Kayak
  • Canton Schools 
  • Focus Center for Autism
  • CrossFit Legitimus
  • The Junk Shop
  • The Shoppes at Farmington Valley (Not ShopRite, a few others)  
  • Senior Programs, Dial-A-Ride, Lunch and Special Events, however, are all canceled for the day.  

Closing Early Friday: 

  • Transfer station at 1:30 p.m. 
  • The Junk Shop
  • LaSalle Market and Deli at 1 p.m.
  • Canton Public Library at noon 
  • Miner's Inc (noon) 
  • Tyler English Fitness will be closing AFTER  1 p.m. Metabolic Group Coaching Session. 

Open Friday (as of noon. Call first and tell us more in the comments):

  • LaSalle Market and Deli (closing at 1 p.m., no open mic) 
  • ABC Pizza
  • The Hub Bar and Grille
  • Ski Sundown 
  • Bagel Deli 
  • McDonalds of Canton
  • Joe Pizza
  • The Whole Donut 
  • Dunkin' Donuts
  • Village Cafe
  • Canton Indoor Golf Center
  • Trading Post 
  • Jon Art Tattoo 
  • Hollywood Nails 
  • Subway
  • Benidorm (closing around 3 p.m.) 
  • Larsen ACE Hardware (closing early TBD) 
  • Canton Senior & Social Services office will be open for inquiries and phone calls at (860) 693-5811. 

Closed or postponed Saturday 

  • Canton Public Library 
  • Valley Sports Center
  • Canton Transfer Station 
  • Canton Barn auction
  • Junior Race Development Program at Ski Sundown rescheduled to Sat. March 2

Rescheduled School activities

  •  The World Language Honor Society Induction Ceremony has been rescheduled to Thursday, February 21st at 7:00 pm in the CHS Library.
  • NCCC Wrestling Championships will be held at Avon High School on Monday afternoon. Wrestlers will be dismissed at 2 pm to be at AHS by 2:30 pm.
  • CIAC Class S Boys & Girls Indoor Track State Championships will be held on Monday at Hillhouse High School in New Haven.  Both teams (boys and girls) will need to be dismissed by 2 pm in order to be in New Haven by 4 pm.

Canton is still under a blizzard warning. The National Weather Service is predicting 3 to 7 inches of snow today with 10 to 16 inches possible overnight.

As much as 2 to 4 more inches of snow are predicted for Saturday.

See more about the town's preparation and storm tips in this earlier story

Susan Wacht February 08, 2013 at 04:46 PM
The Canton Barn Auction Gallery has postponed its Saturday night auction on Feb.9th due to the storm until Saturday, Feb.16th. We hope everyone stays safe and warm during the blizzard conditions predicted.
Eric February 08, 2013 at 06:26 PM
The Junk Shop is closed now. Stay safe everyone


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