SNOWFALL In CONNECTICUT

     Snow began falling across Connecticut on Wednesday evening, causing slick driving conditions statewide. It has turned to rain on Thursday morning and is causing minor flooding in parts of the state. Waterford police said there is minor flooding in the area of Niantic River Road and First and Second avenues and the area is blocked with barricades to prevent vehicle and pedestrian traffic. When the area is clear, public works will remove the barricades. A winter weather advisory remains in effect for Litchfield County until 7 p.m. The weather is affecting flights. Officials from Bradley Airport Tweeted that many flights are cancelled because of snow and ice and advise travelers to call the airlines to rebook flights.

    State police reported dozens of crashes on state highways, including a tanker truck rollover on the Route 3 on ramp to Interstate-91 in Wethersfield. The truck was carrying milk. The driver suffered minor injuries in the crash. Snowfall totals range from less than an inch to about 8-and-a-half inches. About eight and a half inches are reported in North Granby. Four inches of snow are reported in Waterbury in Berlin. West Hartford received about 3-and-a-half inches, while New Haven received an inch and a half. In Groton, about half an inch of snow fell. Coastal flood warnings are in effect for Fairfield, Middlesex, New Haven and New London counties. Most schools remain closed, but more than 50 business closings, delays and parking bans are in effect. High wind warnings have been posted for coastal Connecticut. Wind gusts as strong as 60 miles per hour are possible.


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