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Slippery Roads Expected for Evening Commute in West Hartford

A message from the Director of Public Works John Phillips regarding road conditions in West Hartford on Monday, Jan. 28.

Roads in West Hartford on Monday afternoon are slippery and those conditions are expected to continue for the evening commute, according to Director of Public Works John Phillips.

According to Phillips, all DPW trucks have been deployed and are treating the roads in West Hartford with de-icing materials. They have increased the application rate due to the cold temperatures, but Phillips cautioned that it may still take longer than usual for the snow and ice to melt.

"We will be treating our roads through the evening rush hour with a concentration on our arterial and collector roadways. You should expect slippery road conditions if you must travel," Phillips said.

He said that several car accidents had been reported.

Although there is not a parking ban in effect at this time, Phillips said it is greatly appreciated if peope refrain from parking on the street because it is easier to plow. He also asked that people keep clear of snow plows, for their own safety and the safety of the operator.

A Winter Weather Advisory and Hazardous Weather Outlook have been issued by the National Weather Service, and both remain in effect until 6 a.m. Tuesday. Snow is expected to change to rain, freezing rain, and sleet before ending later tonight.

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