Parts of State Get Slammed by Nor'easter - NBC Connecticut

Parts of State Get Slammed by Nor'easter

Winter Storm Warnings hoisted for all of Connecticut...



    What to Know

    • TIMING: Storm will continue through the Tuesday morning commute before tapering off Tuesday evening

    • SNOWFALL: We're forecasting 10-16 inches in western CT, 6-10 in central CT and 10 to 20 inches in eastern CT.

    • IMPACT: Hundreds of schools are closed. Expect issues during the morning commute. There are also thousands of power outages.

    Snow is falling across the state as Connecticut gets hit with the third nor'easter in 11 days and hundreds of school districts are closed Tuesday.

    "The current forecast is showing that the state will receive a moderate amount of snowfall throughout the day on Tuesday, and we are encouraging anyone who needs to travel to use caution, drive slowly, and allow plenty of time to get to your destinations," Gov. Dannel Malloy said.


    Moderate to heavy snow has been falling, impacting the roads, and snow will continue into the afternoon, tapering to just snow showers by late Tuesday afternoon and Tuesday evening.

    Winter storm warnings have been posted for the entire state.

    We're forecasting accumulations between 10 and 16 inches in western Connecticut with central Connecticut is getting 6 to 10 inches in and eastern Connecticut will get 10 to 20 inches. The heaviest snowfall will continue until around 4 p.m.

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    In addition to snowfall, the storm will also bring gusty winds and wind gusts of 40 mph possible.

    Malloy partially activated the state's Emergency Operations Center Tuesday morning, ahead of the latest snowstorm.


    Interstate 95 North was closed at Interstate 395 North in East Lyme after several crashes, but the highway has reopened. Minor injuries are reported.

    As of 1:50 p.m., state police had responded to 810 calls for service, 170 driver assists, 75 crashes with no injuries and two crashes with injuries.


    Eversource was reporting 3,325 outages as of 3:30 p.m.


    Amtrak service will be temporarily suspended for the rest of the day between Boston and New York City. The rail line will restore service Wednesday.

    Bradley Airport is open, but around 75 percent of flights are canceled. Check the Bradley Airport website for flight information. Anyone traveling is urged to call the airline before heading to the airport to see if the flight is canceled.

    The state Department of Motor Vehicles has canceled all road skills tests for Tuesday because of the storm.

    AAA retail stores are closed and no DMV services are available.


    Connecticut state offices are closed Tuesday morning and the governor has ordered all first-shift employees not to report to work. 

    All judicial branch offices are also closed for the day.


    Aetna's Hartford office is closed Tuesday because of the weather.

    Cigna's offices in Connecticut are closed today.

    Clinton Crossing will be closed Tuesday because of the storm.

    Crystal Mall is closed as of 12:30 p.m. Tuesday. 

    Travelers is closing all Hartford-area offices today. An alert from the company says business critical employees will be required to report directly, while all other employees who have the tools to work remotely should be prepared to do so, following the direction of their supervisors. Learn more here.

    UnitedHealthcare delayed opening offices until 11 a.m. Tuesday. Employees who are able will work remotely during normal business hours, according to the company. That was the last update.

    Westfarms mall will open at noon on Tuesday because of the snow.

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