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Snow Delayed School, Led to Several Crashes

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    NEWSLETTERS

    (Published Monday, Nov. 21, 2016)

    What to Know

    • The NBC CT team of meteorologists has issued a First Alert for Sunday and Monday

    • As of Monday morning, Goshen was the snow jackpot with 16 inches

    • It will continue to be very windy through Monday

    Several schools were delayed or closed Monday after snow coated parts of Connecticut with more than a foot of snow between Sunday and Monday and icy conditions caused a mess on the roads during the morning commute.

    Residents of Northwestern Connecticut woke up to several inches of snow Sunday morning and the flurries continued on and off into today, dropping over a foot of snow in some towns.

    Higher elevations in Northwestern Connecticut saw anywhere between seven and 16 inches. 

    “Oh, I love it. I love winter, that’s why I live here," Andy Smith, of Colebrook, said. This is the icebox of Connecticut. We get the most snow and it’s wonderful.” 

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    The Gold Star Bridge in New London was closed for nearly an hour Monday morning because it was icy and there have been several other issues on the roads. There were also at least six crashes on Route 9 in Middletown, which led to heavy traffic delays. 

    However, some drivers said they did not have any issues. 

    "The roads aren't too bad," Noah Marcus, of New Hartford, said. "They're a little slippery on the sides, but it's been worse." 

    The snow paired with strong winds knocked out power to around 800 customers. Eversource worked quickly to restore service. As of 10:30 a.m. Monday only 318 remain in the dark.

    And some residents enjoyed the covering of snow.

    Eileen Fitzgibbons, of Norfolk, went for a three-mile hike with three friends.

    "It was a little windy, but it was really beautiful," she said.

    A winter storm warning remains in effect until 7 p.m. Monday for northern Litchfield county as a steady light snow continues to fall. That area may see additional snowfall of one to three inches. Snow showers may cause dangerous conditions on the roads and poor visibility.

    The NBC Connecticut meteorologists issued a First Alert for snow in the Northwest Hills Sunday through today. Wind gusts are expected to reach between 20 and 30 miles per hour throughout the state

    Blustery and cool weather continues Tuesday then high pressure builds briefly for Wednesday. Another storm approaches on Thanksgiving with rain, but there is a chance for sleet or freezing rain in the northern and western sections of the state.