Freezing Rain Causes Slippery Conditions - NBC Connecticut

Freezing Rain Causes Slippery Conditions

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    NEWSLETTERS

    (Published Saturday, April 1, 2017)

    NBC Connecticut Meteorologists have issued a First Alert for a wintry mix of snow, sleet, freezing rain and plain rain impacting the state.

    The roads turned slick Friday and the weather continued into Saturday morning, creating slippery roads and causing some organizations to delay or cancel events. 

    Freezing rain developed in many locations in Litchfield County and also the northeast hills as rain falls hit subfreezing temperatures near the ground on Friday night.

    State police and fire officials reported multiple spin-outs on Interstate 84 Friday night and into Saturday morning.

    Winter weather advisories have been posted the northern Connecticut counties. 

    The sleet and freezing rain ramped up early Saturday morning. 

    The biggest concern for Friday and Saturday morning is the potential for tree damage and power outages as freezing rain glazes up power lines and trees across the hill towns.

    We're forecasting as much as one to three inches of snow and sleet in the northern hills and less than an inch of slush for interior areas of the state. Here's a look at our snowfall accumulation map.

    We continue to look over new information and will have updates throughout the day.