Will It Snow On the Town's Parade?

While predictions vary, town is ready, parade organizers forced to cancel.

Editor's Note: As of Saturday morning, the parade has been canceled due to safety issues. See story here.

Snow predictions for Saturday evening vary greatly but whatever does come, town crews are ready and Halloween parade organizers plan to go forward.

"We plan on doing it," John Squier said in reference to the 18th annual . 

It would take a truly dangerous situation to cancel the event, Squire said, adding that it will go more quickly if the weather is "bad."

The town's public works department is ready to go and even put some salt on bridges Friday morning, Chief Administrative Officer Robert Skinner said. Crews are on alert for Saturday, Oct. 29, 2011.

"We'll be ready to respond if it snows Saturday evening," he said.

It appears it will snow, according to forecasts, but weather experts don't seem to agree on the amount.

Early in the day Friday, The National Weather Service was calling for snow after 3 p.m. but little or no accumulation is in Canton. By mid afternoon, it was predicting 4 to 8 inches.

As of 3:50 p.m. WFSB was calling for about six inches in the Hartford area and 10 plus inches in the Northwest Hills and NBC Connecticut was predicting 6 to 12 inches for the area.

Regardless of what comes, it won't be the season's first snow accumulation for some in town. Some yards in North Canton still had lightly snow covered yards as of 10 a.m. Friday.


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