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Winter Storm David slams Connecticut

© WFSB viewer takes a photo of Route 2 in Glastonbury Friday morning © WFSB viewer takes a photo of Route 2 in Glastonbury Friday morning
© A barn in Bolton is covered in snow. © A barn in Bolton is covered in snow.
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

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  • 68°
  • 36°

             

             

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

 

Tonight:  Increasing cloudiness, rain developing after midnight.  Low: 44-50.

 

Wednesday:  Periods of rain, heavy at times, thunder possible.  High: 58 inland, 56 shore.

 

Thursday:  A chance for a morning shower then partly sunny and breezy.  Low: 48.  High: 70 inland, 68 shore. 

 

Friday:  Mostly cloudy, showers likely.  Low: 45.  High: 65 inland, 64 shore.

 

Saturday:  A mix of clouds and sunshine, a shower possible.  Low: 48. High: 70 inland, 68 shore.

 

Sunday:  Partly sunny, windy and cooler.  Low: 43.  High: 61 inland, 62 shore.  

 

Monday:  Mostly sunny, breezy and becoming mild.  Low: 44.  High: 70 inland, 70 shore.

 

Tuesday:  Mostly sunny, breezy and warmer.  Low: 50.  High: 82 inland, 75 shore.

 

 

 

7-Day Forecast: Hartford

Tuesday
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  • 68°
  • 36°

Mild!

Wednesday
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  • 58°
  • 47°

Periods of Rain

Thursday
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  • 70°
  • 48°

AM Shower

Friday
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  • 65°
  • 45°

Showers

Saturday
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  • 70°
  • 48°

Partly Sunny

Sunday
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  • 61°
  • 43°

Windy & Cooler

Monday
Monday's Forecast Image
  • 70°
  • 44°

Breezy & Mild

Currently in Hartford as of

  • 62°(Feels like 62°)
  • Clear
  • Wind: SSW @ 15 mph, gusting to 20 mph
  • Barometer: 30.27 in.
  • Sunrise: 05:56:58 am
  • Sunset: 07:41:42 pm
  • Humidity: 41
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 2

7-Day Forecast: Waterbury

Tuesday
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  • 65°
  • 47°

Cloudy with late night rain

Wednesday
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  • 55°
  • 48°

Cloudy with rain

Thursday
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  • 61°
  • 43°

Times of sun and clouds

Friday
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  • 60°
  • 44°

Showers possible

Saturday
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  • 62°
  • 39°

Partly cloudy

Sunday
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  • 53°
  • 38°

A few clouds

Monday
Monday's Forecast Image
  • 63°
  • 45°

Abundant sunshine

Currently in Waterbury as of

  • 59°(Feels like 59°)
  • Clear
  • Wind: S @ 13 mph, gusting to 17 mph
  • Barometer: 30.28 in.
  • Sunrise: 05:58:53 am
  • Sunset: 07:42:52 pm
  • Humidity: 48
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 2

7-Day Forecast: New London

Tuesday
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  • 57°
  • 47°

Cloudy with late night rain

Wednesday
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  • 52°
  • 48°

Rain with a few rumbles of thunder

Thursday
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  • 61°
  • 45°

Morning clouds followed by afternoon sun

Friday
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  • 56°
  • 45°

Rain

Saturday
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  • 57°
  • 43°

Partly cloudy

Sunday
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  • 56°
  • 39°

Abundant sunshine

Monday
Monday's Forecast Image
  • 61°
  • 46°

Sunshine

Currently in New London as of

  • 54°(Feels like 54°)
  • Clear
  • Wind: SSE @ 12 mph
  • Barometer: 30.32 in.
  • Sunrise: 05:55:19 am
  • Sunset: 07:38:35 pm
  • Humidity: 69
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 2

7-Day Forecast: Norwich

Tuesday
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  • 57°
  • 47°

Cloudy with late night rain

Wednesday
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  • 52°
  • 48°

Rain with a few rumbles of thunder

Thursday
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  • 61°
  • 45°

Morning clouds followed by afternoon sun

Friday
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  • 56°
  • 45°

Rain

Saturday
Saturday's Forecast Image
  • 57°
  • 43°

Partly cloudy

Sunday
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  • 56°
  • 39°

Abundant sunshine

Monday
Monday's Forecast Image
  • 61°
  • 46°

Sunshine

Currently in Norwich as of

  • 54°(Feels like 54°)
  • Clear
  • Wind: SSE @ 12 mph
  • Barometer: 30.32 in.
  • Sunrise: 05:55:19 am
  • Sunset: 07:38:35 pm
  • Humidity: 69
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 2

7-Day Forecast: Manchester

Tuesday
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  • 67°
  • 47°

Cloudy with late night rain

Wednesday
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  • 56°
  • 48°

Rain

Thursday
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  • 63°
  • 42°

Morning clouds followed by afternoon sun

Friday
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  • 64°
  • 44°

Afternoon showers

Saturday
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  • 64°
  • 39°

More clouds than sun

Sunday
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  • 54°
  • 38°

A few clouds

Monday
Monday's Forecast Image
  • 64°
  • 44°

Mainly sunny

Currently in Manchester as of

  • 62°(Feels like 62°)
  • Clear
  • Wind: SSW @ 15 mph, gusting to 20 mph
  • Barometer: 30.27 in.
  • Sunrise: 05:56:11 am
  • Sunset: 07:41:24 pm
  • Humidity: 41
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 2

7-Day Forecast: New Haven

Tuesday
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  • 61°
  • 49°

Cloudy with rain

Wednesday
Wednesday's Forecast Image
  • 56°
  • 49°

Rain with a few rumbles of thunder

Thursday
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  • 64°
  • 46°

Times of sun and clouds

Friday
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  • 57°
  • 45°

Showers

Saturday
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  • 59°
  • 43°

Times of sun and clouds

Sunday
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  • 56°
  • 39°

Mainly sunny

Monday
Monday's Forecast Image
  • 62°
  • 47°

Mainly sunny

Currently in New Haven as of

  • 60°(Feels like 60°)
  • Overcast
  • Wind: SSE @ 10 mph
  • Barometer: 30.29 in.
  • Sunrise: 05:58:42 am
  • Sunset: 07:41:41 pm
  • Humidity: 49
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 1

7-Day Forecast: Vernon

Tuesday
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  • 67°
  • 47°

Cloudy with late night rain

Wednesday
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  • 56°
  • 48°

Rain

Thursday
Thursday's Forecast Image
  • 63°
  • 42°

Morning clouds followed by afternoon sun

Friday
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  • 64°
  • 44°

Afternoon showers

Saturday
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  • 64°
  • 39°

More clouds than sun

Sunday
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  • 54°
  • 38°

A few clouds

Monday
Monday's Forecast Image
  • 64°
  • 44°

Mainly sunny

Currently in Vernon as of

  • 62°(Feels like 62°)
  • Clear
  • Wind: SSW @ 15 mph, gusting to 20 mph
  • Barometer: 30.27 in.
  • Sunrise: 05:56:11 am
  • Sunset: 07:41:24 pm
  • Humidity: 41
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 2

7-Day Forecast: Wallingford

Tuesday
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  • 66°
  • 47°

Cloudy with late night rain

Wednesday
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  • 56°
  • 47°

Cloudy with rain

Thursday
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  • 64°
  • 43°

Morning clouds followed by afternoon sun

Friday
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  • 62°
  • 43°

Chance of afternoon showers

Saturday
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  • 63°
  • 39°

Partly cloudy

Sunday
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  • 55°
  • 38°

A few clouds

Monday
Monday's Forecast Image
  • 65°
  • 44°

Abundant sunshine

Currently in Wallingford as of

  • 60°(Feels like 60°)
  • Clear
  • Wind: S @ 13 mph, gusting to 20 mph
  • Barometer: 30.28 in.
  • Sunrise: 05:58:05 am
  • Sunset: 07:41:55 pm
  • Humidity: 44
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 2

7-Day Forecast: Windsor

Tuesday
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  • 68°
  • 46°

Cloudy with late night rain

Wednesday
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  • 56°
  • 48°

Rain

Thursday
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  • 63°
  • 42°

Morning clouds followed by afternoon sun

Friday
Friday's Forecast Image
  • 64°
  • 44°

Afternoon showers

Saturday
Saturday's Forecast Image
  • 64°
  • 40°

More clouds than sun

Sunday
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  • 54°
  • 38°

A few clouds

Monday
Monday's Forecast Image
  • 64°
  • 45°

Mainly sunny

Currently in Windsor as of

  • 64°(Feels like 64°)
  • Broken Clouds
  • Wind: S @ 16 mph
  • Barometer: 30.26 in.
  • Sunrise: 05:56:45 am
  • Sunset: 07:42:05 pm
  • Humidity: 31
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 1

7-Day Forecast: Bristol

Tuesday
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  • 66°
  • 46°

Cloudy with late night rain

Wednesday
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  • 55°
  • 48°

Cloudy with rain

Thursday
Thursday's Forecast Image
  • 61°
  • 43°

Morning clouds followed by afternoon sun

Friday
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  • 62°
  • 44°

Showers possible

Saturday
Saturday's Forecast Image
  • 62°
  • 39°

Partly cloudy

Sunday
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  • 53°
  • 38°

A few clouds

Monday
Monday's Forecast Image
  • 63°
  • 45°

Abundant sunshine

Currently in Bristol as of

  • 60°(Feels like 60°)
  • Clear
  • Wind: S @ 13 mph, gusting to 20 mph
  • Barometer: 30.28 in.
  • Sunrise: 05:58:10 am
  • Sunset: 07:42:42 pm
  • Humidity: 44
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 2

7-Day Forecast: Cheshire

Tuesday
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  • 66°
  • 47°

Cloudy with late night rain

Wednesday
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  • 56°
  • 47°

Cloudy with rain

Thursday
Thursday's Forecast Image
  • 64°
  • 43°

Morning clouds followed by afternoon sun

Friday
Friday's Forecast Image
  • 62°
  • 43°

Chance of afternoon showers

Saturday
Saturday's Forecast Image
  • 63°
  • 39°

Partly cloudy

Sunday
Sunday's Forecast Image
  • 55°
  • 38°

A few clouds

Monday
Monday's Forecast Image
  • 65°
  • 44°

Abundant sunshine

Currently in Cheshire as of

  • 60°(Feels like 60°)
  • Clear
  • Wind: S @ 13 mph, gusting to 20 mph
  • Barometer: 30.28 in.
  • Sunrise: 05:58:05 am
  • Sunset: 07:41:55 pm
  • Humidity: 44
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 2

Regional Conditions

Hartford
62°
Waterbury
59°
New London
54°
Norwich
54°
Manchester
62°
New Haven
60°
Vernon
62°
Wallingford
60°
Windsor
64°
Bristol
60°
Cheshire
60°

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