Snowstorm Blankets Connecticut with Inches of Snow
Connecticut experienced a significant snowfall on Saturday night and early Sunday morning, transforming the landscape into a winter wonderland.
Varied Snowfall Totals Across Connecticut
As anticipated, central and northern regions of Connecticut received higher snowfall amounts compared to the shoreline. Norfolk accumulated a foot of snow, while Simsbury recorded 6 inches of snow. In contrast, southeastern Connecticut saw the least amount of snow.
Snow Continues to Fall
Although there was a temporary lull in snowfall due to dry air moving in overnight, the snow has resumed and is expected to persist throughout the day. Northern Connecticut is forecasted to receive an additional accumulation of more than 4 inches on top of what has already fallen. Central Connecticut can expect an extra 2 to 4 inches, while the shoreline is likely to receive a coating to 2 inches of snow.
Impacts on Transportation and Power
The heavy snowfall has resulted in numerous closures and cancellations. Schools, airports, and other institutions have been affected. To see the full list of closings, please visit the NBC Connecticut website. Additionally, Bradley International Airport has experienced several flight cancellations due to the snowstorm. Minor crashes have also been reported.
Power Outages and Freezing Temperatures
Eversource, the electricity provider, reported more than 2,200 outages as of 7:30 a.m. Sunday. Furthermore, temperatures are expected to drop into the 20s during the afternoon, causing any slush on the ground to freeze rapidly as evening approaches.
Fortunately, the sun is set to make a return on Monday, accompanied by temperatures nearing 40 degrees. However, a new storm is expected to arrive on Tuesday and Wednesday, bringing rain to Connecticut.
Read More of this Story at www.nbcconnecticut.com – 2024-01-07 15:02:52
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