Snow makes for tumultuous morning commute - WFSB 3 Connecticut

Snow makes for tumultuous morning commute

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A snow-covered I-84 in Waterbury Monday morning. (DOT photo) A snow-covered I-84 in Waterbury Monday morning. (DOT photo)

A quick storm dropped some snow on parts of the state Monday morning, just in time for the commute.

It changed to rain for parts of the state, but not before it coated things up.

Parts of the state were expected to see between 1 and 2 inches of snow, particularly in the higher elevations.

Parents told Eyewitness News that though it looked like fun for their children, it wasn't the case for them.

"I think [shorter] classes aren't good, but if it's children's safety that [comes] first," said Tiffany Hayes of Naugatuck.

Hayes she her children go to Naugatuck schools, one of more than a dozen districts that delayed classes Monday morning. Plow crews had to clear roads in the borough.

The same scenario played out elsewhere in the state.

"It's actually pretty cool because I've been waiting for [a delay]," said Akaysha Atkinson, an Ansonia Student. "So like, I got to sleep in."

The snow didn't keep Akaysha from her favorite class of economics.

However, it was the reason for rollover crashes like one reported in Hamden.

The Early Warning Weather Tracker saw large flakes coming down in the Southbury area early in the morning.

Those driving on Interstate 84 encountered slick roads.

Officials urged drivers to budget in some extra time and to take it slow on the roads.

For real-time traffic updates, check the WFSB traffic map here.

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