Snow creates messy road conditions throughout state
By WFSB Staff
ROCKY HILL, CT (WFSB) -
Snow, sleet, freezing rain and rain have started Wednesday night and the precipitation has created messy conditions on Connecticut highways and secondary roads.
Various portions of Connecticut were hit around 6 p.m. The snow is expected to change into freezing rain and rain after midnight with heavy winds later this evening in Hartford County, said WFSB Chief Meteorologist Bruce DePrest.
He added that the change from snow to freezing rain and rain started in New Haven and Fairfield counties as of 8 p.m.
In central and northern Connecticut, residents could see up to 5 inches while in Litchfield Hills, as many as 6 inches with residents in southern Connecticut seeing a coating of about 2 inches.
A winter weather advisory is already in effect for Litchfield, Hartford, Tolland, Windham, Northern Fairfield and Northern New Haven. The advisory is expected to last until Thursday.
The snow has created slippery conditions on the roads Wednesday night, Connecticut State Police said.
There are also multiple spin outs in Connecticut and at least two serious crashes have been reported to state police. A three-car crash near exit 9 has closed all northbound lanes on Route 9 in Haddam and a tractor trailer over-turned on Interstate 91 in Wethersfield near the south ramp for Route 3.
The National Weather Service has issued a coastal flood warning for Southern Fairfield and Southern New Haven counties until 9 a.m. Thursday.
To read the full list of the winter weather watches, warnings and advisories, click here.
Residents along the shoreline in Milford are being warned about the potential of mild to moderate flooding Wednesday night.
Milford Mayor Benjamin G. Blake told Eyewitness News that a robo-call will be sent out to all in low-lying areas around 6 to 8 p.m.
The city's public works department prepared to use trucks with sand distributors and snow plows to clear any storm basins underneath underpasses. Blake said many of them tend to flood and are still suffering effects from Hurricane Sandy.
The National Weather Service has issued a high wind warning for the Connecticut Shoreline until 6 a.m. Thursday. A wind advisory is also in effect for Northern Middlesex and Northern New London Counties until the same time.
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