Snow creates driving hazards across the state - WFSB 3 Connecticut


Snow creates driving hazards across the state

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Snow-covered roads created slick conditions in Bristol on Thursday morning. (WFSB) Snow-covered roads created slick conditions in Bristol on Thursday morning. (WFSB)

Roads quickly became slick on Thursday morning thanks to another round of winter weather.

The good news is that the system worked its way out of the state, according to meteorologist Mark Dixon.

"Clouds are breaking up and the rest of the day will feature some sunshine and quieter weather," Dixon said.

Meteorologist Scot Haney said the fast-moving snowstorm wasn't substantial, but it was enough to coat the pavement.

Haney called for 1 to 2 inches in parts of the state. Some spots saw up to 3 inches. 

Closings and delays were posted to the Channel 3 system starting around 4:30 a.m. By 6 a.m., the numbered in the dozens. They can be found here.

"This is an Alberta Clipper, they sweep down from the province in Canada," Haney said. "They don't do much but cause a nuisance in terms of our driving."

Haney said conditions started to improve between 8 a.m. and 9 a.m.

The rest of the day will be breezy and cold, but not quite as cold as it was on Wednesday.

"Temperatures [Thursday] will still be sub-freezing in many towns and the wind will make it feel a bit colder," Dixon said.

Temperatures started off in the high teens and low-20s. They should reach the upper-20s and low-30s.

The cold trend will continue into Friday.

"Saturday looks windy with flurries, but that's it," Haney said. "No major storms this upcoming weekend."

Looking further ahead, Monday looked good.

For Tuesday into Wednesday, however, Haney said it looks like some mixed precipitation may to arrive.

"Wednesday morning is looking a little bit tricky," he said. "We'll be sure to keep you posted."

Read the complete technical discussion here.

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