Messy Monday Commute

The snowstorms are over Monday's commute back to work and school will be a mess for many.

Two storms dressed Connecticut in a thick coat of snow over the weekend.

The roads are slushy and lots of traffic is expected for the morning rush hour.

Walter Carrion of Hartford said he planned to beat the back-ups by getting up early.

"Just got to get up a little earlier than usual because of the snow," Carrion said. "The roads are kind of dangerous."  

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For those who walk to work, conditions will also be treacherous.

Kadijah Laud lives in Hartford, but works in East Hartford and relies on the bus to get around.

She plans on, "Bundling up and waking up at 4:30 a.m."

Some are less than thrilled about dealing with the snow.

Steve Ditommaso is the exception. He drives a plow truck during the winters.

"We build walkways and retaining walls," Ditommaso said. "So there's nothing to do this time of year. So when the winter comes, we want the snow."

The Department of Transportation is also preparing for rush hour.

The DOT had trucks plowing and salting throughout the night to make sure the roads are clear by sunrise Monday.  Some plows were called back to work early Monday morning when a snow squall hit around 12:30 a.m. and dropped more than an inch of snow in Farmington, West Hartford and parts of New Britain.

Between Friday and Sunday, state police investigated 581 accidents, 68 of them caused minor injuries.

Troopers responded to more than 3,800 calls for service.

While the road conditions are good, there are still slippery spots, state police said. They remind everyone to clear all windows and remove snow and ice from your vehicle before heading out.

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