UPDATE 5 a.m. — Darien Public Schools will have a two-hour delay Friday, March 9, as per the following tweet from Schools Superintendent Dan Brenner:

Friday, March 9, the Darien Public Schools will be DELAYED BY 2 HOURS. Darien High School will open FOR ALL STUDENTS at 9:40am (NO PLC for STAFF) Middlesex Middle School opens at 9:55am; Hindley, Royle & Tokeneke open at 10:25am; Holmes & Ox Ridge open at 11:00am ELP closed

Thursday 8: 40 p.m. The Darien school district is considering a two-hour delay for Friday morning, March 9,  pending road crew work and whether power lines are clear. In addition, Middlesex Middle School currently has no power and the district is monitoring whether power will be restored. According to an email to parents from Schools Superintendent Dan Brenner, the final decision on openings and delays will be maid by 5:30 a.m. Friday. Schools have been closed in Darien Wednesday and Thursday after a severe winter snow storm knocked down trees and power lines. Wilton, Weston, Redding and New Canaan have already said there will be no school Friday. Check back with DarienTimes.com early Friday morning for an update.

The full email:

Good evening,

We would like to provide you with a brief update of our current plan for tomorrow’s school openings. This is NOT the FINAL OFFICIAL ANNOUNCEMENT. We will email you by 5:30 a.m. tomorrow with an official announcement regarding the school day.

In an effort to allow crews to continue their work to clear roads and remove downed power lines, we are considering a TWO HOUR DELAY on Friday, March, 9, 2018 for our elementary schools and for Darien High School.

We continue to monitor Middlesex Middle School and when power will be restored. If power is restored to the Middle School this evening then they will adhere to the two hour delay schedule. If power is not restored, then Middlesex will be closed on Friday, March 9, 2018.

Please expect communication by 5:30 a.m. tomorrow with the final announcement regarding delays and openings for all schools.

Thank you and we look forward to seeing the students tomorrow.