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Weekend storm named Ashford

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HARTFORD, CT (WFSB) -

In a long standing tradition, Eyewitness News named Saturday's storm Ashford.

The naming of winter storms is a longtime tradition at WFSB and when the station was called WTIC before that. The television station has been naming storms since 1971.

This year, storms are being named after Connecticut towns that could also be a person's name, DePrest said.

In less than 48 hours, snow will be falling in Connecticut. By the time it's done, winter storm Ashford could produce upwards of 4 inches to 8 inches of precipitation. 

Depending on the track of the storm, many said winter storm Ashford will dump eight or more inches on the town of Ashford.

On Friday, residents were out and about in the little town in Windham County trying to fill the gas tanks and get errands done before the snow starts to flying. 

Ashford was founded in 1714 as a farming community. Its population is about 4,300 people or 1,570 households. The town boasts to be home to the largest Boy Scout camp in Connecticut as well as the Paul Newman's Hole in the Wall Gang camp.

Ashford will be celebrating the town's 300th anniversary starting next year.

To read more about the upcoming storm, click here.

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