Snowstorm Leaving Behind Slick Roads

Intermittent snow falling throughout the weekend ramped up Monday, coating parts of the state with several inches of fresh accumulation and leaving slippery roads in its wake.

A winter storm warning issued for Hartford, Litchfield, Tolland and Windham counties remains in effect through 1 a.m. Tuesday. Meanwhile, a winter weather advisory is in effect for Fairfield, Middlesex, New Haven and New London counties.

Snow is tapering off around the state and will move out by midnight, according to First Alert Meteorologist Ryan Hanrahan.

Much of the state will not see any additional accumulation, although eastern Connecticut could receive another coating to an inch, along with sleet and freezing rain on the shoreline.

Road conditions remain slippery and will ice up overnight as temperatures drop into the teens.

Total additional accumulation today through 7 p.m. will likely be about 3-6 inches for the majority of the state and 1-3 inches along the shoreline. Cities and towns in northern and central Connecticut received as much as 9 or 10 inches of snow from Saturday through Monday.

Road crews have been out in full force through the weekend, but 150 spin-outs and 97 crashes have been reported Monday. State police are urging residents to drive slowly and carefully or avoid the roads altogether.

AAA has received 1,050 calls for help in greater Hartford and eastern Connecticut since midnight, including tows and jump starts, according to a spokesperson for the agency.

Metro-North and Shoreline East are operating on schedule, but two Amtrak trains were significantly delayed Monday evening. Air travel is more heavily effected, with dozens of flights canceled at Bradley International Airport. Check your flight status online or call your air carrier for more information.

Schools around the state were closed Monday and many have already opted for delayed openings Tuesday morning. Dozens of businesses and organizations remain closed and many towns have parking bans in place. All driving tests with the Department of Motor Vehicles have been canceled until 10 a.m. Tuesday.

The weather will improve Tuesday, with a mix of sun and clouds and temperatures climbing into the 30s. More snowfall is expected Thursday, but the amount will depend heavily on whether the storm tracks out to sea or brushes the Northeast, according to Hanrahan.

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