Snow Causes Crashes, Closes Schools

By Bob Maxon, Brad Field and Ryan Hanrahan
|  Friday, Mar 8, 2013  |  Updated 4:16 PM EDT
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Snow began to fall overnight and that is causing problems on the roads on Thursday morning.

Snow began to fall overnight and that is causing problems on the roads on Thursday morning.

People across Connecticut awoke to anywhere from a few inches to nearly two feet of snow this morning.

Most towns received 4 to 10 inches, but there are reports of 22 inches in the hills of Windham and Tolland counties.

Hundreds of schools are closed or delayed and there have been many crashes and spin-outs on roads and highways across the state.

Officials from the state Department of Transportation said they have 632 trucks on the roads, as well as contractors.

Connecticut Light & Power is reporting more than 5,400 power outages, including more than 1,500 outages in Bristol and more than 1,000 in Clinton.

The highest percentages of outages are in Roxbury, at 28 percent, Deep River at 27 percent and Clinton at 14 percent.

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Because of the storm, the Metropolitan District’s boat launch at Goodwin Dam-West Branch Reservoir in Hartland, West Hartford Reservoir at 1420 Farmington Avenue in West Hartford, and Reservoir #6 off Route 44/Albany Avenue in Bloomfield were closed Friday morning.  The facilities were re-opened Friday afternoon.

Accumulating snow tapered off around 2:30 p.m. for most areas of Connecticut. By the evening commute, you should see just flurries.

Isolated power outages are possible from the combination of wet snow accumulating on trees and power lines and gusty winds. Wind gusts of between 45 and 55 mph are possible along the shoreline Thursday morning. 

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