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Winter Storm David slams Connecticut

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HARTFORD, CT (WFSB) -

Winter Storm David arrived in Connecticut Thursday and brought with it heavy, wet snow and strong winds.

The pesky storm system arrived in the area on Thursday morning and caused a traffic nightmare for commuters across the state. Interstate 84 was shut down for hours in Tolland after multiple crashes involving tractor trailers and numerous vehicles were reported.

Chief Meteorologist Bruce DePrest said even though Winter Storm David was centered hundreds of miles off of the New England coastline, it had a very large, expansive circulation.

A band of heavy, wet snow continued to rotate around the storm through southern New England late Thursday night and into Friday morning, and that is expected to bring more headaches to commuters by the time Friday's morning rush hour is in full swing.

DePrest said the combination of the heavy snow and strong winds could also bring numerous power outages to Connecticut residents.

Winds could gust to more than 40 mph, DePrest said.

The snow and wind will continue at least until mid-morning, and total snow accumulations could range anywhere from four to eight inches across most of the state, with lesser amounts in southeastern Connecticut. In the northeastern and northwestern hills, more than eight inches could fall.

According to the Connecticut Department of Transportation, 632 state plow trucks and more than 200 contractor plow trucks are available to clear the state's roads, highways and interstates.

Interstate 95 north was closed in Clinton after a tractor trailer jackknifed. Another one did the same thing along Interstate 84 in Manchester, forcing lane closures.

When the detour was set up to avoid the Clinton mess, drivers found themselves stuck with a bigger problem after tractor trailers and other large vehicles became stuck on the unplowed roads.

Several other crashes have been reported on the state's roads, and it's unknown if anyone has been seriously injured in any of them.

Connecticut Light & Power said it would open its emergency operations center in Berlin if conditions warrant. However, United Illuminating opened its EOC facility Wednesday afternoon.

Both CL&P and UI officials said they have their outside-of-company workers on standby in case extra help is needed.

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Early Warning Weather

Today's Forecast

Today's Forecast Image
  • 58°
  • 35°

From Chief Meteorologist Bruce DePrest in the Channel 3 Early Warning Forecast Center…  

 

Tonight:  Clear and chilly, scattered frost late.  Low: 32-42.

 

Wednesday:  Sunny and milder.  High: 70 inland, 67 shore. 

 

Thursday:  Mostly sunny and mild.  Low: 45.  High: 74 inland, 70 shore.

 

Friday:  Mostly sunny and mild.  Low: 48.  High: 71 inland, 70 shore.

 

Saturday:  Mostly sunny and pleasant.  Low: 40.  High: 70 inland, 65 shore. 

 

Sunday:  Mostly sunny and mild.  Low: 45.  High: 75 inland, 70 shore.

 

Monday:  Partly sunny and mild, a chance for a late day shower.  Low: 50.  High: 74 inland, 70 shore.

 

Tuesday:  Mostly cloudy, showers likely.  Low: 55.  High: 70 inland, 70 shore.

 

7-Day Forecast: Hartford

Tuesday
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  • 58°
  • 35°

Dry & Cool

Wednesday
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  • 70°
  • 38°

Milder

Thursday
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  • 74°
  • 45°

Mild

Friday
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  • 71°
  • 48°

Mild

Saturday
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  • 70°
  • 40°

Mild

Sunday
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  • 75°
  • 45°

Mild

Monday
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  • 74°
  • 50°

Shower Late?

Currently in Hartford as of

  • 58°(Feels like 58°)
  • Clear
  • Wind: SE @ 5 mph
  • Barometer: 30.23 in.
  • Sunrise: 07:05:33 am
  • Sunset: 06:05:43 pm
  • Humidity: 35
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 0

7-Day Forecast: Waterbury

Tuesday
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  • 58°
  • 43°

Clear

Wednesday
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  • 70°
  • 47°

Sunshine

Thursday
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  • 71°
  • 48°

Abundant sunshine

Friday
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  • 68°
  • 43°

Abundant sunshine

Saturday
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  • 72°
  • 47°

Sunshine

Sunday
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  • 73°
  • 52°

Mix of sun and clouds

Monday
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  • 72°
  • 57°

Times of sun and clouds

Currently in Waterbury as of

  • 56°(Feels like 56°)
  • Clear
  • Wind: WNW @ 5 mph
  • Barometer: 30.25 in.
  • Sunrise: 07:06:57 am
  • Sunset: 06:07:30 pm
  • Humidity: 36
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 0

7-Day Forecast: New London

Tuesday
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  • 57°
  • 47°

Mainly clear

Wednesday
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  • 68°
  • 52°

Sunshine

Thursday
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  • 69°
  • 52°

Sunny

Friday
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  • 70°
  • 48°

Mainly sunny

Saturday
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  • 67°
  • 56°

Plenty of sun

Sunday
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  • 69°
  • 58°

Mix of sun and clouds

Monday
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  • 69°
  • 61°

Times of sun and clouds

Currently in New London as of

  • 54°(Feels like 54°)
  • Clear
  • Wind: SW @ 12 mph
  • Barometer: 30.25 in.
  • Sunrise: 07:02:33 am
  • Sunset: 06:03:46 pm
  • Humidity: 51
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 0

7-Day Forecast: Norwich

Tuesday
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  • 57°
  • 47°

Mainly clear

Wednesday
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  • 68°
  • 52°

Sunshine

Thursday
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  • 69°
  • 52°

Sunny

Friday
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  • 70°
  • 48°

Mainly sunny

Saturday
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  • 67°
  • 56°

Plenty of sun

Sunday
Sunday's Forecast Image
  • 69°
  • 58°

Mix of sun and clouds

Monday
Monday's Forecast Image
  • 69°
  • 61°

Times of sun and clouds

Currently in Norwich as of

  • 54°(Feels like 54°)
  • Clear
  • Wind: SW @ 12 mph
  • Barometer: 30.25 in.
  • Sunrise: 07:02:33 am
  • Sunset: 06:03:46 pm
  • Humidity: 51
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 0

7-Day Forecast: Manchester

Tuesday
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  • 57°
  • 42°

Clear

Wednesday
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  • 72°
  • 48°

Mainly sunny

Thursday
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  • 73°
  • 48°

Sunny

Friday
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  • 69°
  • 43°

Sunny

Saturday
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  • 73°
  • 46°

Sunshine

Sunday
Sunday's Forecast Image
  • 75°
  • 52°

Mix of sun and clouds

Monday
Monday's Forecast Image
  • 74°
  • 57°

Mix of sun and clouds

Currently in Manchester as of

  • 58°(Feels like 58°)
  • Clear
  • Wind: SE @ 5 mph
  • Barometer: 30.23 in.
  • Sunrise: 07:05:12 am
  • Sunset: 06:05:02 pm
  • Humidity: 35
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 0

7-Day Forecast: New Haven

Tuesday
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  • 55°
  • 47°

Mainly clear

Wednesday
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  • 69°
  • 51°

Abundant sunshine

Thursday
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  • 70°
  • 51°

Sunshine

Friday
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  • 70°
  • 47°

Sunny

Saturday
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  • 70°
  • 52°

Mostly sunny

Sunday
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  • 71°
  • 56°

Times of sun and clouds

Monday
Monday's Forecast Image
  • 72°
  • 63°

Partly cloudy

Currently in New Haven as of

  • 56°(Feels like 56°)
  • Clear
  • Wind: SSW @ 8 mph
  • Barometer: 30.26 in.
  • Sunrise: 07:05:53 am
  • Sunset: 06:07:08 pm
  • Humidity: 49
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 0

7-Day Forecast: Vernon

Tuesday
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  • 57°
  • 42°

Clear

Wednesday
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  • 72°
  • 48°

Mainly sunny

Thursday
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  • 73°
  • 48°

Sunny

Friday
Friday's Forecast Image
  • 69°
  • 43°

Sunny

Saturday
Saturday's Forecast Image
  • 73°
  • 46°

Sunshine

Sunday
Sunday's Forecast Image
  • 75°
  • 52°

Mix of sun and clouds

Monday
Monday's Forecast Image
  • 74°
  • 57°

Mix of sun and clouds

Currently in Vernon as of

  • 58°(Feels like 58°)
  • Clear
  • Wind: SE @ 5 mph
  • Barometer: 30.23 in.
  • Sunrise: 07:05:12 am
  • Sunset: 06:05:02 pm
  • Humidity: 35
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 0

7-Day Forecast: Wallingford

Tuesday
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  • 58°
  • 40°

Mainly clear

Wednesday
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  • 72°
  • 46°

Sunshine

Thursday
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  • 71°
  • 47°

Abundant sunshine

Friday
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  • 70°
  • 43°

Mainly sunny

Saturday
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  • 72°
  • 48°

A few clouds

Sunday
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  • 74°
  • 52°

Times of sun and clouds

Monday
Monday's Forecast Image
  • 74°
  • 60°

Partly cloudy

Currently in Wallingford as of

  • 58°(Feels like 58°)
  • Clear
  • Wind: S @ 3 mph
  • Barometer: 30.24 in.
  • Sunrise: 07:05:55 am
  • Sunset: 06:06:38 pm
  • Humidity: 32
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 0

7-Day Forecast: Windsor

Tuesday
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  • 58°
  • 43°

Mostly clear

Wednesday
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  • 72°
  • 47°

Sunshine

Thursday
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  • 73°
  • 49°

Sunny

Friday
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  • 69°
  • 43°

Mainly sunny

Saturday
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  • 74°
  • 47°

A few clouds

Sunday
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  • 75°
  • 52°

Mix of sun and clouds

Monday
Monday's Forecast Image
  • 75°
  • 59°

Mix of sun and clouds

Currently in Windsor as of

  • 58°(Feels like 58°)
  • Clear
  • Wind: SSE @ 8 mph
  • Barometer: 30.23 in.
  • Sunrise: 07:05:48 am
  • Sunset: 06:05:33 pm
  • Humidity: 32
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 0

7-Day Forecast: Bristol

Tuesday
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  • 56°
  • 44°

Clear

Wednesday
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  • 70°
  • 48°

Mainly sunny

Thursday
Thursday's Forecast Image
  • 71°
  • 48°

Sunny

Friday
Friday's Forecast Image
  • 68°
  • 43°

Abundant sunshine

Saturday
Saturday's Forecast Image
  • 72°
  • 46°

Mainly sunny

Sunday
Sunday's Forecast Image
  • 73°
  • 52°

Mix of sun and clouds

Monday
Monday's Forecast Image
  • 72°
  • 57°

Partly cloudy

Currently in Bristol as of

  • 58°(Feels like 58°)
  • Clear
  • Wind: S @ 3 mph
  • Barometer: 30.24 in.
  • Sunrise: 07:06:37 am
  • Sunset: 06:06:53 pm
  • Humidity: 32
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 0

7-Day Forecast: Cheshire

Tuesday
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  • 58°
  • 40°

Mainly clear

Wednesday
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  • 72°
  • 46°

Sunshine

Thursday
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  • 71°
  • 47°

Abundant sunshine

Friday
Friday's Forecast Image
  • 70°
  • 43°

Mainly sunny

Saturday
Saturday's Forecast Image
  • 72°
  • 48°

A few clouds

Sunday
Sunday's Forecast Image
  • 74°
  • 52°

Times of sun and clouds

Monday
Monday's Forecast Image
  • 74°
  • 60°

Partly cloudy

Currently in Cheshire as of

  • 58°(Feels like 58°)
  • Clear
  • Wind: S @ 3 mph
  • Barometer: 30.24 in.
  • Sunrise: 07:05:55 am
  • Sunset: 06:06:38 pm
  • Humidity: 32
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 0

Regional Conditions

Hartford
58°
Waterbury
56°
New London
54°
Norwich
54°
Manchester
58°
New Haven
56°
Vernon
58°
Wallingford
58°
Windsor
58°
Bristol
58°
Cheshire
58°

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