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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

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  • 49°
  • 28°

   

From Meteorologist Mark Dixon in the Channel 3 Early Warning Forecast Center…  

 

Tonight:  Mainly clear, not *as* chilly.  Low: 30-38.

 

Saturday:  Sunny with increasing cloudiness late, breezy and milder.  Slight chance for an isolated shower toward evening.   High: 55 inland, 56 shore. 

 

Sunday:  Partly to mostly sunny, windy and cooler.  Low: 35.  High: 44 inland, 46 shore.

 

Monday:  Mostly sunny and seasonably cool.  Low: 25.  High: 45 inland, 47 shore.

 

Tuesday:  Mostly sunny, breezy and milder.  Low: 30.  High: 57 inland, 56 shore.

 

Wednesday:   Mostly sunny, mild.  Low: 40.  High: 56 inland, 55 shore. 

 

Thursday:  A mix of sun and clouds.  Low: 35.  High: 54 inland, 53 shore.

 

Friday:  Chance for showers early, then a mix of sun and clouds.  Low:  36.  High: 47 inland, 48 shore. 

 

7-Day Forecast: Hartford

Friday
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  • 28°

Seasonable

Saturday
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  • 55°
  • 34°

Breezy & Milder

Sunday
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  • 44°
  • 35°

Windy & Chilly

Monday
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  • 45°
  • 25°

Sunny

Tuesday
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  • 57°
  • 30°

Breezy & Mild

Wednesday
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  • 56°
  • 40°

Continued Mild

Thursday
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  • 54°
  • 35°

Sun & Clouds

Currently in Hartford as of

  • 39°(Feels like 34°)
  • Clear
  • Wind: S @ 7 mph
  • Barometer: 29.95 in.
  • Sunrise: 06:51:12 am
  • Sunset: 04:23:51 pm
  • Humidity: 76
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 0

7-Day Forecast: Waterbury

Friday
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  • 48°
  • 34°

Mainly clear

Saturday
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  • 52°
  • 34°

Partly cloudy

Sunday
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  • 41°
  • 28°

Mix of sun and clouds

Monday
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  • 46°
  • 26°

Plenty of sun

Tuesday
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  • 49°
  • 40°

Abundant sunshine

Wednesday
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  • 50°
  • 28°

Partly cloudy

Thursday
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  • 48°
  • 38°

Partly cloudy

Currently in Waterbury as of

  • 38°(Feels like 34°)
  • Clear
  • Wind: SSW @ 5 mph
  • Barometer: 29.92 in.
  • Sunrise: 06:51:59 am
  • Sunset: 04:25:57 pm
  • Humidity: 70
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 0

7-Day Forecast: New London

Friday
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  • 49°
  • 40°

A few clouds

Saturday
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  • 55°
  • 39°

Mainly sunny

Sunday
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  • 45°
  • 31°

Times of sun and clouds

Monday
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  • 48°
  • 28°

Mostly sunny

Tuesday
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  • 52°
  • 43°

Plenty of sun

Wednesday
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  • 52°
  • 30°

Mostly sunny

Thursday
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  • 49°
  • 43°

Partly cloudy

Currently in New London as of

  • 48°(Feels like 42°)
  • Clear
  • Wind: SW @ 14 mph
  • Barometer: 29.96 in.
  • Sunrise: 06:47:33 am
  • Sunset: 04:22:35 pm
  • Humidity: 68
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 0

7-Day Forecast: Norwich

Friday
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  • 49°
  • 40°

A few clouds

Saturday
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  • 55°
  • 39°

Mainly sunny

Sunday
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  • 45°
  • 31°

Times of sun and clouds

Monday
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  • 48°
  • 28°

Mostly sunny

Tuesday
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  • 52°
  • 43°

Plenty of sun

Wednesday
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  • 52°
  • 30°

Mostly sunny

Thursday
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  • 49°
  • 43°

Partly cloudy

Currently in Norwich as of

  • 48°(Feels like 42°)
  • Clear
  • Wind: SW @ 14 mph
  • Barometer: 29.96 in.
  • Sunrise: 06:47:33 am
  • Sunset: 04:22:35 pm
  • Humidity: 68
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 0

7-Day Forecast: Manchester

Friday
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  • 50°
  • 33°

Clear

Saturday
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  • 55°
  • 35°

More sun than clouds

Sunday
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  • 41°
  • 27°

Mix of sun and clouds

Monday
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  • 46°
  • 25°

Times of sun and clouds

Tuesday
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  • 50°
  • 39°

Mainly sunny

Wednesday
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  • 51°
  • 27°

Partly cloudy

Thursday
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  • 50°
  • 37°

Partly cloudy

Currently in Manchester as of

  • 39°(Feels like 34°)
  • Clear
  • Wind: S @ 7 mph
  • Barometer: 29.95 in.
  • Sunrise: 06:51:04 am
  • Sunset: 04:22:56 pm
  • Humidity: 76
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 0

7-Day Forecast: New Haven

Friday
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  • 48°
  • 37°

Mostly clear

Saturday
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  • 55°
  • 37°

Sunshine

Sunday
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  • 44°
  • 31°

Partly cloudy

Monday
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  • 50°
  • 28°

Mix of sun and clouds

Tuesday
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  • 52°
  • 41°

Mainly sunny

Wednesday
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  • 52°
  • 30°

More sun than clouds

Thursday
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  • 51°
  • 41°

Times of sun and clouds

Currently in New Haven as of

  • 48°(Feels like 44°)
  • Clear
  • Wind: SW @ 8 mph
  • Barometer: 29.95 in.
  • Sunrise: 06:50:38 am
  • Sunset: 04:26:07 pm
  • Humidity: 63
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 0

7-Day Forecast: Vernon

Friday
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  • 50°
  • 33°

Clear

Saturday
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  • 55°
  • 35°

More sun than clouds

Sunday
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  • 41°
  • 27°

Mix of sun and clouds

Monday
Monday's Forecast Image
  • 46°
  • 25°

Times of sun and clouds

Tuesday
Tuesday's Forecast Image
  • 50°
  • 39°

Mainly sunny

Wednesday
Wednesday's Forecast Image
  • 51°
  • 27°

Partly cloudy

Thursday
Thursday's Forecast Image
  • 50°
  • 37°

Partly cloudy

Currently in Vernon as of

  • 39°(Feels like 34°)
  • Clear
  • Wind: S @ 7 mph
  • Barometer: 29.95 in.
  • Sunrise: 06:51:04 am
  • Sunset: 04:22:56 pm
  • Humidity: 76
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 0

7-Day Forecast: Wallingford

Friday
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  • 48°
  • 30°

Clear

Saturday
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  • 54°
  • 35°

Sunshine

Sunday
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  • 42°
  • 27°

Partly cloudy

Monday
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  • 47°
  • 25°

Partly cloudy

Tuesday
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  • 50°
  • 38°

Abundant sunshine

Wednesday
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  • 51°
  • 27°

Times of sun and clouds

Thursday
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  • 50°
  • 38°

Times of sun and clouds

Currently in Wallingford as of

  • 29°(Feels like 29°)
  • Clear
  • Wind: @ 0 mph
  • Barometer: 29.95 in.
  • Sunrise: 06:51:07 am
  • Sunset: 04:25:13 pm
  • Humidity: 92
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 0

7-Day Forecast: Windsor

Friday
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  • 50°
  • 32°

Mainly clear

Saturday
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  • 55°
  • 35°

More sun than clouds

Sunday
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  • 41°
  • 27°

A few clouds

Monday
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  • 46°
  • 25°

Times of sun and clouds

Tuesday
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  • 49°
  • 39°

Sunshine

Wednesday
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  • 50°
  • 27°

Mix of sun and clouds

Thursday
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  • 49°
  • 37°

Partly cloudy

Currently in Windsor as of

  • 35°(Feels like 31°)
  • Clear
  • Wind: S @ 5 mph
  • Barometer: 29.93 in.
  • Sunrise: 06:51:42 am
  • Sunset: 04:23:25 pm
  • Humidity: 78
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 0

7-Day Forecast: Bristol

Friday
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  • 49°
  • 32°

Mainly clear

Saturday
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  • 53°
  • 35°

Partly cloudy

Sunday
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  • 40°
  • 28°

Partly cloudy

Monday
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  • 45°
  • 27°

Mostly sunny

Tuesday
Tuesday's Forecast Image
  • 49°
  • 41°

Sunshine

Wednesday
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  • 50°
  • 29°

Times of sun and clouds

Thursday
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  • 48°
  • 37°

Times of sun and clouds

Currently in Bristol as of

  • 29°(Feels like 29°)
  • Clear
  • Wind: @ 0 mph
  • Barometer: 29.95 in.
  • Sunrise: 06:52:01 am
  • Sunset: 04:25:12 pm
  • Humidity: 92
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 0

7-Day Forecast: Cheshire

Friday
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  • 48°
  • 30°

Clear

Saturday
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  • 54°
  • 35°

Sunshine

Sunday
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  • 42°
  • 27°

Partly cloudy

Monday
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  • 47°
  • 25°

Partly cloudy

Tuesday
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  • 50°
  • 38°

Abundant sunshine

Wednesday
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  • 51°
  • 27°

Times of sun and clouds

Thursday
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  • 50°
  • 38°

Times of sun and clouds

Currently in Cheshire as of

  • 29°(Feels like 29°)
  • Clear
  • Wind: @ 0 mph
  • Barometer: 29.95 in.
  • Sunrise: 06:51:07 am
  • Sunset: 04:25:13 pm
  • Humidity: 92
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 0

Regional Conditions

Hartford
39°
Waterbury
38°
New London
48°
Norwich
48°
Manchester
39°
New Haven
48°
Vernon
39°
Wallingford
29°
Windsor
35°
Bristol
29°
Cheshire
29°

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