A quick burst of snow dropped about 2 to 7 inches of snow in towns across Connecticut on Saturday morning and a blizzard could be on the way at the start of the week.
Bridgeport and Hartford declared snow emergencies. A number of municipalities, including Hartford, Newington, Plainville, Vernon, Manchester, East Windsor, Southington, Middletown, have issued parking bans due to the storm. Norwich banned parking on the side of city streets with odd number addresses. Check with your town for the latest update on parking bans in your area.
New Britain is lifting its parking ban at 5 p.m. on Saturday and Putnam's runs until 6 pm. New London ended its parking ban at 1:45 p.m. Bloomfield's parking ban runs until 9 p.m. on Saturday and Farmington's goes until midnight.
State police advised drivers to stay off the roads Saturday due to the snow. Conditions were slippery Saturday morning causing some problems as some drivers took to the snow-coated local roads and highways, like Interstate 84. NBC Connecticut saw one car in East Hartford fishtail while making a turn.
"The interstate is actually better than the local roads," Hartford resident Cory Walker said." The local roads seem a bit slippery."
Sunday will be dry, but more snow could move in on Monday. There could be another nor' easter coming in on Monday night that will stay through Wednesday at day break.
Route 69 was closed for several hours after a fatal crash on the Woodbridge and Bethany line.
The weather prompted hundreds of closures and activity cancellations, including SAT testing at several schools. The Connecticut Science Center opened late due to the weather and the New England Air Museum in Windsor Locks closed for the day.
The northern edge of a nor' easter began to move into the state around 2 a.m., and put down snow quickly.
Winter storm warnings were been issued for Hartford, Tolland, Windham and Litchfield counties, along with the northern parts of Fairfield and New Haven counties.
As temperatures drop into the 20s overnight, that could cause the ground to refreeze in the evening and overnight.
Willimantic police reported multiple spin-outs in the slippery conditions.
The Metropolitan Transportation Authority advises travelers to leave additional time and to exercise caution boarding and exiting trains.
The Department of Motor Vehicles will be closed, and the Department of Transportation has also canceled all road tests scheduled for Saturday. Several towns have also enacted parking bans.
Depending on the storm track, we could also see periods of rain, damaging winds along the shoreline and minor to moderate coastal flooding. Broken branches could also bring down power lines, causing scattered outages, Field said.
Temperatures will hover around freezing, and snow will be heavy and wet.
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