Roads Icy as Temperatures Plummet

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After a sunny close to the weekend, with temperatures in the 30s and 40s, wind chills have brought brutal cold on Monday and caused icy roads as temperatures continue to plummet. 

Temperatures will be in the teens inland and high teens to 20s on the shoreline by mid-afternoon on Monday, and black ice due to melting and refreezing has created slippery roads.

With several instances of subzero temperatures reported over the past few weeks, February is on track to become the coldest month on record and wind chills will make it feel sub-zero or in the low single digits in some areas in the evening.

It will be sunny on Tuesday, at about 18 degrees, and Wednesday will likely be partly sunny and in the 20s, but temperatures are expected to drop sub-zero on Tuesday night.

Between Saturday afternoon and 10 a.m. on Sunday, as many as 8 inches of new snow fell over the weekend.

The snow and ice put added weight on roofs over the weekend and one garage roof collapsed in North Branford in the storm on Sunday.

Informal snow totals Sunday ranged from 2.5 to 8 inches in Hartford County, 3.4 to 8 inches in Tolland County, 1 to 5.3 inches in Windham County, 3.1 to 6.5 inches in Fairfield County, 1.8 to 4.5 inches in Middlesex County, 3.5 to 5.4 inches in New Haven County and 1.3 to 3.5 inches in New London County, according to the National Weather Service.

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