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

 

Tonight:  Becoming clear and colder.  Low: 20-28.

 

Thanksgiving Day:  Mostly sunny and chilly, increasing cloudiness later in the day.  High: 43 inland, 45 shore.

 

Friday:  Mostly sunny, not quite as chilly.  Low: 25.  High: 48 inland, 50 shore. 

 

Saturday:  A mix of clouds and sunshine, breezy and milder.  Low:  32.  High: 55 inland, 56 shore. 

 

Sunday:  Partly sunny, windy and colder.  Low: 34.  High: 44 inland, 46 shore.

 

Monday:  Mostly sunny and chilly.  Low: 23.  High: 45 inland, 47 shore.

 

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

 

Wednesday:   Mostly cloudy, a chance for rain.  Low: 42.  High: 50 inland, 52 shore. 

 

 

7-Day Forecast: Hartford

Wednesday
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  • 41°

Rain Ending PM

Thursday
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  • 43°
  • 25°

Nice Thanksgiving!

Friday
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  • 48°
  • 25°

Seasonably Chilly

Saturday
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  • 55°
  • 32°

Breezy & Milder

Sunday
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  • 44°
  • 34°

Windy & Chilly

Monday
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  • 45°
  • 23°

Chilly

Tuesday
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  • 57°
  • 30°

Breezy & Mild

Currently in Hartford as of

  • 40°(Feels like 33°)
  • Broken Clouds
  • Wind: NNW @ 13 mph
  • Barometer: 29.97 in.
  • Sunrise: 06:48:53 am
  • Sunset: 04:25:03 pm
  • Humidity: 63
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 0

7-Day Forecast: Waterbury

Wednesday
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  • 43°
  • 26°

Mainly clear

Thursday
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  • 41°
  • 28°

Sunshine

Friday
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  • 48°
  • 34°

Sunny

Saturday
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  • 51°
  • 33°

Mostly sunny

Sunday
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  • 39°
  • 26°

Times of sun and clouds

Monday
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  • 43°
  • 34°

More sun than clouds

Tuesday
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  • 53°
  • 36°

Sunshine

Currently in Waterbury as of

  • 37°(Feels like 29°)
  • Overcast
  • Wind: NW @ 13 mph, gusting to 37 mph
  • Barometer: 29.97 in.
  • Sunrise: 06:49:49 am
  • Sunset: 04:27:04 pm
  • Humidity: 62
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 0

7-Day Forecast: New London

Wednesday
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  • 48°
  • 29°

Mainly clear

Thursday
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  • 44°
  • 32°

Mainly sunny

Friday
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  • 43°

Abundant sunshine

Saturday
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  • 55°
  • 38°

Mostly sunny

Sunday
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  • 44°
  • 30°

Mix of sun and clouds

Monday
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  • 46°
  • 41°

Mainly sunny

Tuesday
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  • 55°
  • 42°

Plenty of sun

Currently in New London as of

  • 41°(Feels like 33°)
  • Clear
  • Wind: NW @ 16 mph, gusting to 26 mph
  • Barometer: 29.92 in.
  • Sunrise: 06:45:19 am
  • Sunset: 04:23:45 pm
  • Humidity: 60
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 0

7-Day Forecast: Norwich

Wednesday
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  • 48°
  • 29°

Mainly clear

Thursday
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  • 44°
  • 32°

Mainly sunny

Friday
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  • 43°

Abundant sunshine

Saturday
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  • 55°
  • 38°

Mostly sunny

Sunday
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  • 44°
  • 30°

Mix of sun and clouds

Monday
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  • 46°
  • 41°

Mainly sunny

Tuesday
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  • 55°
  • 42°

Plenty of sun

Currently in Norwich as of

  • 41°(Feels like 33°)
  • Clear
  • Wind: NW @ 16 mph, gusting to 26 mph
  • Barometer: 29.92 in.
  • Sunrise: 06:45:19 am
  • Sunset: 04:23:45 pm
  • Humidity: 60
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 0

7-Day Forecast: Manchester

Wednesday
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  • 45°
  • 26°

Partly cloudy

Thursday
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  • 43°
  • 28°

More sun than clouds

Friday
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  • 49°
  • 34°

Sunny

Saturday
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  • 53°
  • 35°

More sun than clouds

Sunday
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  • 40°
  • 27°

Times of sun and clouds

Monday
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  • 45°
  • 32°

Sunshine

Tuesday
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  • 54°
  • 36°

Times of sun and clouds

Currently in Manchester as of

  • 40°(Feels like 33°)
  • Broken Clouds
  • Wind: NNW @ 13 mph
  • Barometer: 29.97 in.
  • Sunrise: 06:48:44 am
  • Sunset: 04:24:04 pm
  • Humidity: 63
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 0

7-Day Forecast: New Haven

Wednesday
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  • 50°
  • 29°

Mainly clear

Thursday
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  • 44°
  • 31°

Abundant sunshine

Friday
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  • 50°
  • 39°

Mainly sunny

Saturday
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  • 55°
  • 37°

Mostly sunny

Sunday
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  • 43°
  • 30°

Times of sun and clouds

Monday
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  • 47°
  • 39°

More sun than clouds

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

Abundant sunshine

Currently in New Haven as of

  • 41°(Feels like 35°)
  • Clear
  • Wind: NNW @ 10 mph, gusting to 17 mph
  • Barometer: 29.97 in.
  • Sunrise: 06:48:23 am
  • Sunset: 04:27:14 pm
  • Humidity: 55
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 0

7-Day Forecast: Vernon

Wednesday
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  • 45°
  • 26°

Partly cloudy

Thursday
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  • 43°
  • 28°

More sun than clouds

Friday
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  • 49°
  • 34°

Sunny

Saturday
Saturday's Forecast Image
  • 53°
  • 35°

More sun than clouds

Sunday
Sunday's Forecast Image
  • 40°
  • 27°

Times of sun and clouds

Monday
Monday's Forecast Image
  • 45°
  • 32°

Sunshine

Tuesday
Tuesday's Forecast Image
  • 54°
  • 36°

Times of sun and clouds

Currently in Vernon as of

  • 40°(Feels like 33°)
  • Broken Clouds
  • Wind: NNW @ 13 mph
  • Barometer: 29.97 in.
  • Sunrise: 06:48:44 am
  • Sunset: 04:24:04 pm
  • Humidity: 63
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 0

7-Day Forecast: Wallingford

Wednesday
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  • 47°
  • 26°

Mainly clear

Thursday
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  • 43°
  • 28°

Mainly sunny

Friday
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  • 50°
  • 32°

Abundant sunshine

Saturday
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  • 53°
  • 34°

More sun than clouds

Sunday
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  • 41°
  • 25°

Times of sun and clouds

Monday
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  • 45°
  • 33°

Mostly sunny

Tuesday
Tuesday's Forecast Image
  • 54°
  • 36°

Abundant sunshine

Currently in Wallingford as of

  • 38°(Feels like 30°)
  • Few Clouds
  • Wind: NNW @ 12 mph, gusting to 21 mph
  • Barometer: 29.97 in.
  • Sunrise: 06:48:51 am
  • Sunset: 04:26:32 pm
  • Humidity: 62
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 0

7-Day Forecast: Windsor

Wednesday
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  • 45°
  • 27°

Partly cloudy

Thursday
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  • 43°
  • 28°

A few clouds

Friday
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  • 33°

Mainly sunny

Saturday
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  • 53°
  • 35°

Mostly sunny

Sunday
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  • 39°
  • 27°

Partly cloudy

Monday
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  • 45°
  • 31°

Mainly sunny

Tuesday
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  • 55°
  • 36°

Times of sun and clouds

Currently in Windsor as of

  • 39°(Feels like 32°)
  • Broken Clouds
  • Wind: NNW @ 12 mph
  • Barometer: 29.97 in.
  • Sunrise: 06:49:23 am
  • Sunset: 04:24:37 pm
  • Humidity: 65
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 0

7-Day Forecast: Bristol

Wednesday
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  • 45°
  • 26°

Partly cloudy

Thursday
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  • 42°
  • 29°

Mainly sunny

Friday
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  • 49°
  • 34°

Sunshine

Saturday
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  • 52°
  • 34°

Plenty of sun

Sunday
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  • 39°
  • 26°

Times of sun and clouds

Monday
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  • 44°
  • 33°

Mostly sunny

Tuesday
Tuesday's Forecast Image
  • 54°
  • 38°

Mostly sunny

Currently in Bristol as of

  • 38°(Feels like 30°)
  • Few Clouds
  • Wind: NNW @ 12 mph, gusting to 21 mph
  • Barometer: 29.97 in.
  • Sunrise: 06:49:42 am
  • Sunset: 04:26:18 pm
  • Humidity: 62
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 0

7-Day Forecast: Cheshire

Wednesday
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  • 47°
  • 26°

Mainly clear

Thursday
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  • 43°
  • 28°

Mainly sunny

Friday
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  • 50°
  • 32°

Abundant sunshine

Saturday
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  • 53°
  • 34°

More sun than clouds

Sunday
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  • 41°
  • 25°

Times of sun and clouds

Monday
Monday's Forecast Image
  • 45°
  • 33°

Mostly sunny

Tuesday
Tuesday's Forecast Image
  • 54°
  • 36°

Abundant sunshine

Currently in Cheshire as of

  • 38°(Feels like 30°)
  • Few Clouds
  • Wind: NNW @ 12 mph, gusting to 21 mph
  • Barometer: 29.97 in.
  • Sunrise: 06:48:51 am
  • Sunset: 04:26:32 pm
  • Humidity: 62
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 0

Regional Conditions

Hartford
40°
Waterbury
37°
New London
41°
Norwich
41°
Manchester
40°
New Haven
41°
Vernon
40°
Wallingford
38°
Windsor
39°
Bristol
38°
Cheshire
38°

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