Troopers Respond to 127 Crashes

One to four inches have fallen.

Friday, Feb 24, 2012  |  Updated 2:21 PM EDT
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NBC Connecticut's Bob Maxon provides the midday forecast for February 24, 2012.

NBC Connecticut's Bob Maxon provides the midday forecast for February 24, 2012.

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Temperatures reached a record high of 60 degrees for this date in Bridgeport on Thursday, but snow covered many roads in the state on Friday morning, leading to 766 calls to state police for service,

Between 4 a.m. and noon, state police would respond to 127 crashes, nine of which included injuries.

One to three inches fell in much of the state, with some areas getting 4 inches.The heaviest band fall between Danbury and Greater Hartford, while isolated areas received 4 to 5 inches, including New Fairfield, Bridgewater and Wolcott.

Officials from the state Department of Transportation said they were putting about 500 trucks on the road to clear snow.

Because of this, several schools were delayed.

At one point, Connecticut Light & Power reported more than 2,700 power outages, including 22 percent of Cromwell.

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