Crews Respond to "Sheet of Ice" on I-84 West in Plainville | NBC Connecticut

Crews Respond to "Sheet of Ice" on I-84 West in Plainville

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    Connecticut Department of Transportation
    There have been several spinouts on Innterstate 84 West in Plainville.

    Crews from the state Department of Transportation responded to treat Interstate 84 West in Plainville after several spin-outs at the Route 72 merge.

    The back-to-back crashes came as snow melts after a weekend storm

    There were also at least five crashes on the Merritt Parkweay in Greenwich, between exits 27 and 28, on both the northbound and southbound sides of the road.

    The Saturday storm mainly hit the shoreline, while other parts of the state, like northwestern Litchfield County, saw very little impact. 

    Melting and refreezing will be the theme of this week, so use caution and watch for black ice in the mornings!

    Today, we'll see sunshine mixed with clouds and highs will reach 35 to 40 degrees. 

    New Haven received between 8 and 12 inches of snow and the roads are clear, but there it's possible there could be slick spots today, particularly in parking lots and on sidewalks, according to First Alert Meteorologist Bob Maxon. 

    The range of snowfall totals in the state is vast. Some shoreline towns at the southwestern tip of Connecticut saw as much as 16, while northwestern towns, like Litchfield, saw no more than a half inch or perhaps no snow at all.

    Mostly cloudy skies arrive on Tuesday ahead of a cold front and afternoon and evening rain and snow showers are possible with temperatures peaking near 40.

    Cold air moves in, at least aloft, on Wednesday, and that could yield a flurry in the hills.

    Temperatures will reach the low 40s earlier in the day and the weather will be mild. 

    Mostly sunny skies make another appearance Thursday before clouds move in Friday.

    An offshore storm needs to be watched as the workweek comes to a close.

    Temperatures, especially the highs, remain above average throughout the week.

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