Snow arrived just in time for morning commute - WFSB 3 Connecticut


Snow arrived just in time for morning commute

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A picturesque snow fell in Canton on Friday. (WFSB) A picturesque snow fell in Canton on Friday. (WFSB)

Friday's fast-hitting snowstorm made for some slippery driving conditions in towns across northern Connecticut.

The fresh blanket of snow kept emergency crews busy in Tolland County as they responded to a number of crashes.

"My windshield wipers are icing over so that’s why I pulled over," said Cathy Peirolo of Union. "You just got to go slow, you know."

A few inches of snow came down as the commute was getting start.

"The roads are bad, but it's Connecticut in the winter," said Lauren Horsfield, a teacher. "You got to expect it."

Thanks to a delayed school opening, Horsfield said she was able to give a friend a ride to work in her all-wheel-drive car.

"Make sure your cars are cleaned off, leave yourself space, drive a little slow," she advised. "It's better to get there late than not get there at all."

In addition to the snow, drivers dealt with slush and ice as well.

In Canton, however, police told Channel 3 that drivers there heeded their warnings and took it slow during the morning commute.

Channel 3 did spot some blacktop on Route 44, but found that it was still slick.

The wind also made it feel much colder than it was.

Canton Public Schools posted a two hour delay for Friday morning.

Eversource reported more than 800 power outages, mostly in Coventry, at one point. That number has been significantly reduced as of 7 a.m.

Stay with Channel 3 for continuing coverage of the weather.

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