A minor snowfall event is winding down across Connecticut Tuesday evening.
Many locations received a coating to 2 inches of snow with most of the accumulation occurring on decks and grassy surfaces. A few locations received more than 2 inches of snow. There is an unofficial report of 3 1/2 inches in Coventry at an elevation of 835 feet.
As the snow winds down, temperatures will gradually fall. Thus, the concern now becomes slick spots and black ice on any surfaces that are not treated with salt or sand. Emergency officials are advising motorists to take their time during the evening commute home Tuesday.
Connecticut residents are being asked to watch out for black ice on driveways, sidewalks, parking lots, decks and steps.
One of the hardest hit areas was the Litchfield Hills. For many residents of the area, the snow hitting the ground Tuesday was a nice way to kick off the holidays.
"I think it's nice. I think it looks pretty," said David Verdosci of Thomaston. "I think it's getting everybody into the Christmas spirit. I know my kids are."
As the holiday decorations started to go up, the snow started coming down. Some people said they liked it to see it around this time of the year.
However, others hope it doesn't signify a tough winter ahead.
"Well, I like a light snow. A light snow in December is really nice," said Irene Cavanagh, Torrington. "It brings on the holiday spirit, but other than that. That's enough."
Plow trucks have salt ready to keep the roads clear and commuters said they're glad the snow is leaving their drive alone for now. They just hope it won't freeze and make things slick Tuesday night.
"Not sticking to the roads, so that's a good thing," said Joan Alisi of Litchfield. "Everyone can get around."
Temperatures will bottom out in the 20s and lower 30s late Tuesday night.
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