Rain, Sleet Cause Delays on Slippery Roads | NBC Connecticut

Rain, Sleet Cause Delays on Slippery Roads



    There have been several problems on the highway as a storm system continues to bring rain.

    Traffic is backed up on Interstate 91 North in New Haven after a truck rollover and that is just one of several slow spots.

    Periods of rain throughout the day could create flooding due to poor drainage in areas where leaves have clogged storm sewers, according to NBC Connecticut First Alert Meteorologist Bob Maxon. 

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    Wind speeds will likely increase, particularly in the southeastern part of the state, and gusts could reach 40 miles per hour later on Monday. This could result in scattered power outages as some tree limbs and brances might come down.

    Temperatures are expected to drop again on Monday night, bringing cold weather for Tuesday and Wednesday.

    More than 1 inch of rain might fall in some towns and gusty winds will develop during the afternoon and evening along the shoreline. 

    Behind the storm, much colder weather will move in for Tuesday and Wednesday.