Middlefield's highway department made progress Sunday as the town tries to recover from this weekend's blizzard.
First Selectman Jon Brayshaw announced this afternoon that Town Hall will be closed on Monday but that road crews would remain busy clearing snow from roads blanketed by the storm.
"Snow is too heavy, and too deep for our plows to manage easily, leaving some streets snowed in. By the end of Sunday most streets will have one lane open," Brayshaw said in an afternoon call to residents.
Routes 147 and 157 were open to two lanes of traffic Sunday, but many side roads and even heavily traveled roads like Cherry Hill Road were still snow covered.
Brayshaw said 90-percent of the roads around Lake Beseck were passable.
Temperatures are expected to drop overnight before reaching a high in the mid-40s Monday, when rain is expected. The forecast has led to some concern over the safety of roofs.
Brayshaw said a roof collapse at a dairy farm on Saturday delayed the initial storm response for a few hours because emergency responders needed to use the town's only front loader during the attempted rescue of two dozen cows.