Snow Totals Range from Coating to a Foot

Many schools are delayed or closed.

Wednesday, Jan 22, 2014  |  Updated 2:57 PM EDT
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    Residents across Connecticut have between a coating of snow up to around a foot after yesterday's storm.

    Southern Connecticut received around a foot, while communities along the Interstate 84 corridor received much less. (See the town-by-town snow total list here.)

    Snow fell at a rate of an inch per hour south and east of Hartford throughout the evening before tapering off.

    The impact lingered this morning, with many schools delaying opening this morning because of the storm and the state Department of Motor Vehicles cancelling all road tests until 10 a.m. due to poor and slippery driving conditions. Anyone with a scheduled road test can call DMV to choose a new date.

    However, all DMV offices are open for business today, but check the DMV website at for updates throughout the day.

    This storm came during an arctic cold front with bitter temperatures that felt like -10 to -15 degrees this morning and gusty winds exceeding 30 miles per hour this morning, 

    Wind chill advisories are were effect for Hartford, Litchfield, Windham and Tolland counties until 10 a.m. Wednesday, according to NBC Connecticut Meteorologist Bob Maxon.

    AAA had received nearly 1,000 emergency calls in Greater Hartford and eastern Connecticut as of Wednesday morning, most of which requested help with flat tires, dead batteries and towing service.

    Today, Metro-North is operating a regular weekday schedule on the Hudson, Harlem and New Haven Lines, but warned delays and train combinations are possible.  Listen for station announcements and check the MTA web site for updates.

    Amtrak's Keystone Service, Empire Line and Northeast Corridor will operate on a reduced schedule on Wednesday, along with the Acela Express and Northeast Regional service from Boston to Washington, D.C., according to Amtrak officials.

    Passengers can call 1-800-USA-RAIL or visit amtrak.com for more information.

    Flights in and out of Bradley International Airport have also been affected by the storm. Several flights scheduled to leave this morning were canceled.

    Airline officials recommend calling your airline to check on flight status. You can also track flights online.

    Parking bans were also in effect in many towns around the state.

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    Because of the cold, Gov. Dannel Malloy has activated the state’s Severe Cold Weather Protocol.

    “Throughout the winter season, we continue to take the necessary steps to make sure that we can take care of those in need of shelter, especially our state’s most vulnerable populations,” Malloy said in a statement. “I urge anyone in need of shelter to call 211 and encourage local communities to consider opening warming centers or other facilities to help people in need.”

    Warming centers are open at the New Haven libraries and at Union Station and are expected to stay open throughout the week.

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