First Alert: Snow, Ice Cause Hundreds of School Delays, Cancellations, Early Dismissals - NBC Connecticut

First Alert: Snow, Ice Cause Hundreds of School Delays, Cancellations, Early Dismissals

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    Snow and Forecast for Snow Squalls Affect Schools

    Some schools opened late, some will dismiss early and others are closed all day because of snow overnight and snow squalls that are expected this afternoon.

    (Published Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2019)

    Hundreds of schools opened late or canceled classes on Wednesday after a winter storm dropped as much as six-and-a-half inches of snow in parts of the state between Tuesday night and Wednesday morning. Then more schools decided to dismiss early because of the afternoon forecast. 

    More than 200 schools made the decision to start late or to cancel completely Wednesday morning, then some schools decided to dismiss early because of the forecast. You can see the full list here.

    Thomaston was one of the schools that chose to close for the day.

    “You’re getting that much snow, an inch an hour, two inches an hour, it's hard to keep up with,” said Glenn Clark, Highway Superintendent with the Town of Thomaston.

    The amount of snow that fell ranged from an inch-and-a-half in Wethersfield to six-and-a-half inches in Sharon. 

    The snow and ice created slippery roads across the state and multiple accidents were reported. Part of Interstate 91 North in Hartford was closed for more than an hour early Wednesday morning after a multi-vehicle crash. 

    A few snow squalls are possible Wednesday afternoon as Arctic air moves in, which could cause dangerous driving conditions and some accumulation is possible. 

    Wind chills of -10 to -20 are expected Thursday morning and air temperatures will be near 0 degrees.

    The arctic chill that will last into the weekend. 

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