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Commute concerns change from slushy morning to icy evening

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Thursday morning's snow created slick driving conditions across the state and here in Cromwell. (WFSB photo) Thursday morning's snow created slick driving conditions across the state and here in Cromwell. (WFSB photo)
CROMWELL, CT (WFSB) -

The snow from Thursday morning's storm made the morning drive difficult.

Now, however, the concern has changed to ice for the evening commute.

The snow stopped in Cromwell around 11 a.m.

Before it had, however, it made things pretty slick. Slush built up on the pavement, making it challenging for drivers to change lanes.

“It was little slippery, I did slide a little bit,” said Beatrice Hernandez of Hartford. “But I just kept my speed, went slow and got here safely.”

There were a number of reported spinouts.

Many places saw at least an inch of snow.

Since the morning, traffic has been able to move along I-91 at the speed limit, according to drivers.

Many commended Department of Transportation crews for the quick road clearing job.

Crews said it was critical that they finished fast because the temperatures were falling. They were concerned that the slush would turn to ice. The storm was part of a cold front that's bringing an arctic chill.

Wind chill advisories are in place for Thursday night into Friday morning.

The snow hasn't been the only obstacle. Drivers, especially on local roads, have been dealing with big snow banks that make it hard to see around a corner.

To keep an eye on current traffic conditions, check out the WFSB.com traffic section here.

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