Nor'easter Buries Connecticut

Wednesday, Nov 7, 2012  |  Updated 11:27 PM EDT
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Nor'easter Buries Connecticut

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Traffic was at a standstill in the snow along Interstate 84 in Cheshire Wednesday night.

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A coastal storm is coating parts of the stare snow and bringing high winds.

Much of the state was covered in snow as of 6 p.m.

Towns in the northwestern part of the state could see as much as 7 inches of snow, with the most falling at higher elevations, according to NBC Connecticut chief meteorologist Brad Field.

The winds will gust over 30 mph to possibly near 55 mph. Any storm surge or minor coastal flooding should not cause any major problems in areas stricken so severely by Sandy last week.

Gov. Dannel Malloy said on Wednesday that the state emergency operations center in Hartford remains fully activated for coordination of recovery efforts from Storm Sandy and to monitor and handle today's nor'easter. Malloy said he is continuing to hold unified command meetings today concerning the situation.

During the first part of tonight, there might be a burst of moderate- to heavy-mixed precipitation, but as we move toward Thursday morning, Bob Maxon expects the mix to diminish to drizzle or freezing drizzle.  This might create icy travel, especially in the hill towns located northwest and northeast of the City of Hartford.

After the storm, the weather looks quite nice! Sunny skies and seasonable temperatures will move in for the weekend and above normal temperatures develop Sunday through Wednesday!

Check the radar through the day.

If you take weather photos, send them to photos@nbcconnecticut.com.

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