Monday’s icy weather has postponed some events, including Monday’s Windsor Central Supervisory Union board meeting (which was moved to Jan. 13) and the Woodstock Union High School Nordic and alpine events.
As of noon, the Pomfret Selectboard meeting was still on for Monday at 7 p.m.
The National Weather Service is predicting icy conditions to set in around 6 p.m. and persist until Tuesday morning.
The Vermont Department of Public Safety is encouraging drivers to exercise caution Monday afternoon and evening.
“The timing of these conditions couldn’t be worse,” VT Public Safety Commissioner Keith Flynn said. “With so many cars on the road it is critical that motorists take it easy and drive appropriately for conditions — which are likely to change quickly. If you don’t have to travel don’t, and if you do allow yourself extra time to get where you’re going so you can drive at a safe speed.”
The agency suggested the following:
• Check road and weather conditions before leaving; visit www.511vt.com<http://www.511vt.com> or call 511 for information.
• Avoid travel unless necessary and always allow yourself extra time to get to your destination.
• The single most important rule is to drive at a speed that matches the prevailing visibility, traffic, and road conditions. Posted speed limits are for dry, clear conditions only.
• Allow extra distance between your car and the vehicle in front of you to allow for greater breaking distances.
• Watch for and expect changing road conditions, ice, slush, pooling water, and other hazards can appear anywhere.
• Make sure your vehicle is in good mechanical condition with snow tires and winter windshield wiper blades.
• Make sure your cell phone has a full charge. You may have to call for help if you have an accident.
• If you do go off the road, ensure your tail pipe is free of snow or any other obstructions. If your exhaust is blocked carbon monoxide (CO) will back up into your car. CO can cause serious illness or death.