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Parts of Connecticut Get More Than a Foot of Snow

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People across Connecticut woke up to the first significant snowfall of the season Friday morning and some cities and towns have gotten more than a foot of snow.

The snow began falling around midnight and picked up in intensity throughout the early morning hours.

Winter storm warnings were issued for New London, Windham, Middlesex, and New Haven counties until 12 p.m.

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At times overnight, the snow was falling at a rate of 2 -3 inches per hour.

Bands of heavier snow set up through central and eastern parts of the state, increasing the potential for up to a foot or more of snow in those areas.

There were reports of a foot of snow in Columbia, Scotland, and Pomfret before sunrise.

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There have been multiple crashes on Connecticut's highways. I-95 South was closed in Greenwich due to crashes involving several tractor-trailers, according to Greenwich police. There were also crashes reported on I-95 in Norwalk and Fairfield. State police urged people to stay home and stay off the roads during the storm.

Schools across the state closed Friday due to the dangerous travel conditions.

See the list of school closures here.

The quick-moving storm was expected to move away from Connecticut by mid-morning.

The sun was expected to be out by Friday afternoon in time for people to begin cleaning up from the storm.

Saturday will be clear and sunny. Sunday could see a wintry mix.

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