Fog, Ice Complicate Morning Commute

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    NBC Connecticut meteorologist Bob Maxon updates your first alert weather forecast for the morning of January 6th, 2014.

    Temperatures are mild in much of the state this morning and dense fog is making driving a challenge this morning.

    In Winsted, Barkhamsted, Simsbury, Avon, Granby and Windsor Locks, roads are icy and part of Route 44 is closed, according to police.

    Several schools are opening late today. Check the list here.

    Drivers are advised to use caution because of low visibility and ponding in the roads from rain and melting snow.


    Twenty four flights that were scheduled to leave Bradley Airport are canceled because of weather, according top a Tweet from the airport.

    If you are traveling, check with your airline carrier.

    Later today, however, the lows will be around 10 degrees, which will cause another problem.

    With temperatures that low, all that water on the streets will freeze, causing dangerous driving conditions later.

    During periods of heavy fog, use your low-beam headlights and leave plenty of distance ahead of you in case you need to make a sudden stop.