Snow Causes Slippery Roads, Prompts Cancellations

With snow and a wintry mix expected to continue into the evening, winter weather advisories have been issued for Hartford, Litchfield, Tolland and Windham counties.

Snow was already falling as early as 2 p.m. in various parts of the state, with some towns seeing as much as 1 to 3 inches of snow.

The wintry mix could make the roadways slippery and reduce visibility.

State police have responded to multiple crashes statewide.

Bradley International Airport in Windsor Locks tweeted that the weather is causing flight delays, advising people flying to check with their airline to see if their departures are on schedule.

Metro-North reported delays of up to 20 minutes along the Danbury line due to the weather earlier in the evening.

There have already been some cancellations. Hillside Community Church in Bristol and Holy Trinity Orthodox in New Britain have canceled evening services. St. Michael's in Waterbury has canceled Bingo night and there will be no evening activities. Click here for more information on closings and cancellations.

The snow is expected to hold on in the northern part of the state until about 7:30 p.m. or 8 p.m., then transitioning to rain.

A few pockets to the far north may see an extended period of icing on Saturday night.

Torrington saw a couple inches early Saturday evening.

“I just came in from doing some errands and just saw the snow piling up on the sidewalk and the driveway," Andrew Tait, of Torrington, said. "Just trying to get rid of it before it creates any problems."

Tait says for just the second or third time this season he brought out the shovel to clear his Torrington driveway.

“It was weird having it so warm over Christmas. So, I guess we were kind of lucky with that after the last couple winters," Tait said.

Plow crews tried to get ahead of the storm, putting down product and plowing streets.

Drivers were experiencing slippery roads.

“We were actually out in Farmington. It was pretty bad. We actually almost got into an accident," Crystal Emerson, of Torrington, said, who went to Carl's TrueValue to get a new shovel.

Michael Czekierda, of Carl’s TrueValu, said it wasn't too busy Saturday at the store.

"I think everybody stocked up on the winter stuff in the beginning of the season. We haven’t had much snow until right now," he said.

Temperatures in southern Connecticut are expected to be above freezing, with inland areas experiencing near freezing termperatures through 8 p.m.

As temperatures rise into the 40s and 50s on Sunday, winter weather will change over to rain, washing away post of the newly fallen snow.

Periods of heavy rain will continue on Sunday.

Next week will begin with cooler temperatures, but bitter cold will take over toward the end of the week.

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