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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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Today's Forecast

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

 

Tonight:  Clear to partly cloudy, breezy and cold.  Low: 27-36.

 

Saturday:  Mostly sunny, breezy, and cool.  High: 56 inland, 57 shore.

 

Sunday:  Mostly sunny, less wind, and a little milder.  Low: 32.  High: 60 inland, 58 shore.  

 

Monday:  Mostly sunny, becoming seasonably mild.  Low: 32.  High: 65 inland, 57 shore.

 

Tuesday:  Mostly sunny, then becoming partly sunny in the afternoon.  Low: 38.  High: 68 inland, 60 shore.

 

Wednesday:  Periods of rain.  Low: 44.  High: 58 inland, 56 shore.

 

Thursday:  Mostly cloudy and mild, a chance for showers.  Low: 47.  High: 67 inland, 63 shore. 

 

Friday:  A chance for a morning shower, then partly sunny, breezy and mild.  Low: 50.  High: 68 inland, 60 shore.

 

7-Day Forecast: Hartford

Saturday
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  • 33°

Breezy & Cool

Sunday
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  • 60°
  • 32°

Lighter Winds

Monday
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  • 65°
  • 32°

Mild!

Tuesday
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  • 68°
  • 38°

Mild!

Wednesday
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  • 58°
  • 44°

Periods of Rain

Thursday
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  • 67°
  • 47°

Showers Possible

Friday
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  • 68°
  • 50°

Breezy & Mild

Currently in Hartford as of

  • 32°(Feels like 32°)
  • Clear
  • Wind: @ 0 mph
  • Barometer: 30.37 in.
  • Sunrise: 06:01:19 am
  • Sunset: 07:38:25 pm
  • Humidity: 92
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 1

7-Day Forecast: Waterbury

Saturday
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  • 35°

Abundant sunshine

Sunday
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  • 37°

Abundant sunshine

Monday
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  • 36°

Sunny

Tuesday
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  • 60°
  • 45°

Partly cloudy

Wednesday
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  • 57°
  • 48°

Cloudy, periods of rain

Thursday
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  • 59°
  • 47°

Showers possible in the afternoon

Friday
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  • 63°
  • 47°

Mostly cloudy

Currently in Waterbury as of

  • 33°(Feels like 33°)
  • Clear
  • Wind: W @ 3 mph
  • Barometer: 30.36 in.
  • Sunrise: 06:03:05 am
  • Sunset: 07:39:29 pm
  • Humidity: 70
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 1

7-Day Forecast: New London

Saturday
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  • 38°

Plenty of sun

Sunday
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  • 39°

Abundant sunshine

Monday
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  • 34°

Sunny

Tuesday
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  • 46°

Partly cloudy

Wednesday
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  • 49°

Showers possible

Thursday
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  • 56°
  • 47°

Cloudy

Friday
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  • 56°
  • 47°

A few morning showers

Currently in New London as of

  • 38°(Feels like 31°)
  • Clear
  • Wind: NW @ 9 mph
  • Barometer: 30.35 in.
  • Sunrise: 05:59:32 am
  • Sunset: 07:35:16 pm
  • Humidity: 65
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 1

7-Day Forecast: Norwich

Saturday
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  • 38°

Plenty of sun

Sunday
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  • 39°

Abundant sunshine

Monday
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  • 34°

Sunny

Tuesday
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  • 54°
  • 46°

Partly cloudy

Wednesday
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  • 49°

Showers possible

Thursday
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  • 56°
  • 47°

Cloudy

Friday
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  • 56°
  • 47°

A few morning showers

Currently in Norwich as of

  • 38°(Feels like 31°)
  • Clear
  • Wind: NW @ 9 mph
  • Barometer: 30.35 in.
  • Sunrise: 05:59:32 am
  • Sunset: 07:35:16 pm
  • Humidity: 65
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 1

7-Day Forecast: Manchester

Saturday
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  • 58°
  • 34°

Abundant sunshine

Sunday
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  • 61°
  • 34°

Abundant sunshine

Monday
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  • 64°
  • 36°

Sunny

Tuesday
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  • 63°
  • 45°

Partly cloudy

Wednesday
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  • 58°
  • 49°

Mainly cloudy and rainy

Thursday
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  • 61°
  • 47°

Cloudy

Friday
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  • 64°
  • 48°

Cloudy

Currently in Manchester as of

  • 32°(Feels like 32°)
  • Clear
  • Wind: @ 0 mph
  • Barometer: 30.37 in.
  • Sunrise: 06:00:34 am
  • Sunset: 07:38:09 pm
  • Humidity: 92
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 1

7-Day Forecast: New Haven

Saturday
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  • 60°
  • 39°

Abundant sunshine

Sunday
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  • 61°
  • 40°

Abundant sunshine

Monday
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  • 36°

Sunny

Tuesday
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  • 57°
  • 46°

Partly cloudy

Wednesday
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  • 50°

Showers possible

Thursday
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  • 48°

Showers ending by midday

Friday
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  • 48°

Clouds giving way to sun

Currently in New Haven as of

  • 39°(Feels like 33°)
  • Clear
  • Wind: NW @ 9 mph
  • Barometer: 30.37 in.
  • Sunrise: 06:02:58 am
  • Sunset: 07:38:29 pm
  • Humidity: 57
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 1

7-Day Forecast: Vernon

Saturday
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  • 58°
  • 34°

Abundant sunshine

Sunday
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  • 61°
  • 34°

Abundant sunshine

Monday
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  • 64°
  • 36°

Sunny

Tuesday
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  • 63°
  • 45°

Partly cloudy

Wednesday
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  • 58°
  • 49°

Mainly cloudy and rainy

Thursday
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  • 61°
  • 47°

Cloudy

Friday
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  • 64°
  • 48°

Cloudy

Currently in Vernon as of

  • 32°(Feels like 32°)
  • Clear
  • Wind: @ 0 mph
  • Barometer: 30.37 in.
  • Sunrise: 06:00:34 am
  • Sunset: 07:38:09 pm
  • Humidity: 92
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 1

7-Day Forecast: Wallingford

Saturday
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  • 59°
  • 35°

Abundant sunshine

Sunday
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  • 36°

Abundant sunshine

Monday
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  • 62°
  • 35°

Sunny

Tuesday
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  • 60°
  • 45°

Partly cloudy

Wednesday
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  • 58°
  • 48°

Showers possible

Thursday
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  • 60°
  • 46°

Cloudy

Friday
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  • 63°
  • 47°

Cloudy

Currently in Wallingford as of

  • 31°(Feels like 31°)
  • Clear
  • Wind: @ 0 mph
  • Barometer: 30.37 in.
  • Sunrise: 06:02:25 am
  • Sunset: 07:38:38 pm
  • Humidity: 85
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 1

7-Day Forecast: Windsor

Saturday
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  • 58°
  • 35°

Abundant sunshine

Sunday
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  • 35°

Abundant sunshine

Monday
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  • 36°

Sunny

Tuesday
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  • 63°
  • 45°

Partly cloudy

Wednesday
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  • 57°
  • 48°

Cloudy, periods of rain

Thursday
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  • 60°
  • 47°

Cloudy

Friday
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  • 64°
  • 48°

Clouds giving way to sun

Currently in Windsor as of

  • 35°(Feels like 35°)
  • Clear
  • Wind: @ 0 mph
  • Barometer: 30.35 in.
  • Sunrise: 06:01:04 am
  • Sunset: 07:38:45 pm
  • Humidity: 70
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 1

7-Day Forecast: Bristol

Saturday
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  • 57°
  • 37°

Abundant sunshine

Sunday
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  • 60°
  • 37°

Abundant sunshine

Monday
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  • 64°
  • 37°

Sunny

Tuesday
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  • 61°
  • 45°

Partly cloudy

Wednesday
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  • 57°
  • 48°

Light rain

Thursday
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  • 59°
  • 47°

Cloudy

Friday
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  • 63°
  • 48°

Clouds giving way to sun

Currently in Bristol as of

  • 31°(Feels like 31°)
  • Clear
  • Wind: @ 0 mph
  • Barometer: 30.37 in.
  • Sunrise: 06:02:25 am
  • Sunset: 07:39:22 pm
  • Humidity: 85
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 1

7-Day Forecast: Cheshire

Saturday
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  • 59°
  • 35°

Abundant sunshine

Sunday
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  • 61°
  • 36°

Abundant sunshine

Monday
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  • 62°
  • 35°

Sunny

Tuesday
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  • 60°
  • 45°

Partly cloudy

Wednesday
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  • 58°
  • 48°

Showers possible

Thursday
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  • 60°
  • 46°

Cloudy

Friday
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  • 63°
  • 47°

Cloudy

Currently in Cheshire as of

  • 31°(Feels like 31°)
  • Clear
  • Wind: @ 0 mph
  • Barometer: 30.37 in.
  • Sunrise: 06:02:25 am
  • Sunset: 07:38:38 pm
  • Humidity: 85
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 1

Regional Conditions

Hartford
32°
Waterbury
33°
New London
38°
Norwich
38°
Manchester
32°
New Haven
39°
Vernon
32°
Wallingford
31°
Windsor
35°
Bristol
31°
Cheshire
31°

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