Wet Snow Continues to Accumulate in West Hartford

Sleet and freezing rain is causing slippery roads and might lead to power outages.

Update: Noon Wednesday

A thin veil of freezing rain and sleet continue to fall on West Hartford this afternoon and the National Weather Service (NWS) predicts it could add up to another 3 to 5 inches of accumulation before Wednesday evening.

The NWS is forecasting up to a quarter inch of ice forming by this evening, which could lead to power outages, as well as dangerous driving conditions.

Roads are slippery and residents are advised to stay home if at all possible.
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About half of the flights going out of and coming into Bradley International Airport have been cancelled for the day, an airport spokesman told the Hartford Courant, and Gov. Dannel Malloy has enacted a soft ban on tandem trailers on the state's highways.

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West Hartford got a nice dusting on Monday but a more significant snowfall is coming Wednesday, with the NWS predicting 6 to 12 inches for the area.

The forecast calls for 2 to 4 inches of snow and freezing ice overnight, starting around 2 a.m. West Hartford school officials canceled Wednesday classes Tuesday night.

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Snow, freezing rain and sleet will continue throughout the day Wednesday, turning to snow after 4 p.m. The snow is expected to last through to midnight, with an additional 4 to 8 inches of accumulation.

A Winter Storm Warning is in effect until 6 p.m. Wednesday.

West Hartford Director of Public Works John Phillips has issued a citywide street-parking ban from 12 a.m. Wednesday until further notice.
Dianne Rechel February 05, 2014 at 12:50 PM
If anybody didn't get enough snow, I'd be glad to give them some of mine!


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