Snow creates slippery road conditions Tuesday afternoon - WFSB 3 Connecticut

Snow creates slippery road conditions Tuesday afternoon

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The road conditions in Cromwell as of 12:15 p.m. (WFSB photo) The road conditions in Cromwell as of 12:15 p.m. (WFSB photo)
HARTFORD, CT (WFSB) -

The snow fall caused slippery road conditions and several crashes on the state highways and the secondary roads Tuesday afternoon.

Connecticut State Police issued a warning to drivers urging caution on the highways Tuesday morning. However, even with that warning, crashes were reported throughout the state.

A jackknifed tractor-trailer was reported on the westbound side of Interstate 84 in Vernon between exits 63 and 64 around 1:30 p.m. 

A rollover crash caused emergency officials to close the northbound side of Wilbur Cross Parkway in Milford between exits 55B and 56 for a period of time.

Several spinouts were also a big problem on Tuesday.

Eyewitness News also spotted many tractor-trailers pulled over to the side of the highway in the Greater Hartford Area.

The snow caused lingering effects on the evening commute and proved to be treacherous for drivers. Even small crashes were caused traffic to snarl and congestion on the highways and secondary roads.

Even though the snow was over, the roads were still sloppy and slick as crashes were still be reporting throughout the state.

"Earlier today, plows couldn't keep up,"said Eric Munsell, of Wethersfield. 

The snowy conditions made driving tough. The plows that have been such a welcome sight during the last few storms were few and far between, mainly because of the congestion on the roads. 

Police said Route 175, which is also known as Cedar Mountain, in Newington was "impassable," because of snow conditions. Emergency closed Route 175 Tuesday afternoon.

Snow tops falling throughout Connecticut

In Connecticut, the snow began falling between 7 a.m. and 9 a.m., but the storm was still not over at noon Tuesday.

"Snow at rates of 1 to 2 inches an hour will continue through early afternoon for central and eastern Connecticut," said Dixon. "With such heavy snow, it will add up quickly and visibility will drop to a quarter mile or less.

For Wednesday, Dixon said there will be "more precipitation."

"It arrives late morning and will start in the form of snow or a mix in the elevations of northwest Connecticut, 1 to 3 inches could accumulate," Dixon said. "Then expect a transition over to rain showers during the afternoon as temperatures warm to 40 or higher."

A winter weather advisory continues for much of the state through this evening.

Parking bans in place

Parking bans for a number of cities and towns were in place Tuesday morning.

Hartford enacted its ban at 8 a.m. Officials asked drivers to move their vehicles off of the city streets or risk a town and a ticket.

Hartford Mayor Pedro E. Segarra said the parking ban will be lifted around 4 p.m.

Hartford police said their traffic division will conduct limited enforcement.

New Haven's ban went into effect Monday so crews can continue to clear the snow left behind by winter storms Derby and Easton.

City officials said that ban ends Sunday, weather permitting.

Bristol, Meriden, Middletown and New London also have bans in place.

For a complete list, along with closings and delays, click here.

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