Snowy Saturday

Traffic is moving around West Hartford, but road conditions are slick and drivers must use caution.

Department of Public Works Director John Phillips is calling Saturday's snowfall, "Just your average snowstorm."

All of West Hartford's Public Works plow crews have been deployed for treating the roads ever since the snow began falling in the early morning hours. "Road conditions are slippery," reported Phillips on Saturday morning.

Phillips said that crews would initially focus on main roads – "arterial and primary collectors" – and roads that service priority facilities and are critical for public safety. Once those roads have been cleared, the focus will shift to plowing of neighborhood streets.

Phillips said he expects conditions to improve as the afternoon progresses. The forecast is still calling for 4-6 inches of snow, and a Winter Weather Advisory remains in effect until 6 p.m. Saturday.

Most businesses are open, but high school games have been postponed. Check with your coaches for the status of youth league practices and games.

West Hartford's parking ban went into effect at 5 a.m. Saturday.

"Please respect the parking ban so the plow trucks can safely navigate the roads and provide a complete road clearing effort efficiently," urged Phillips.


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