Shortly before 9 a.m., the emergency shelter at Franklin Court was empty, with volunteers there ready to provide relief to those who need a place away from the storm.
The full force of the storm is not expected to reach this area until late this afternoon and this evening.
Bristol town hall and schools are closed for the day, and the meeting of the Joint Finance Committee scheduled for this evening has been postponed.
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