West Haven hopes storm will transition quickly to rain to avoid - WFSB 3 Connecticut

TEAM COVERAGE

West Haven hopes storm will transition quickly to rain to avoid ice

Posted: Updated:
Crews hope the transition from snow will be to plain rain on Wednesday. (WFSB) Crews hope the transition from snow will be to plain rain on Wednesday. (WFSB)
WEST HAVEN, CT (WFSB) -

Snow falling along the shoreline didn't stay that way on Wednesday.

In fact, ice and then a chilly rain began falling by Wednesday afternoon.

Snow started falling in West Haven around 10 a.m. and quickly coated the ground.

According to West Haven's public works crews, they have 16 trucks out on the roads to plow and pre-treat the city's 130 roads.

In anticipation of the snow, school was canceled.

There's also a parking ban in effect. Drivers can't park on the even-numbered side of the streets in neighborhoods.

While it was snow to start, the rain leads to a big concern for later in the day, as surfaces start to freeze.

"When it rains and the temperatures drop, it becomes icy as we know and then we really have to stay on top of it more," said Jim Cavallaro, West Haven Highway Superintendent. "With a regular snowstorm, we'll lay the salt down first, [as it] accumulates, we'll plow and then we'll wait till the end to drop more salt."

Keep up-to-date on the forecast here.

Copyright 2018 WFSB (Meredith Corporation). All rights reserved.