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Public Works: Driving Conditions in West Hartford 'Challenging' Monday Morning

Sleet and freezing rain are adding to existing road hazards.

The sleet and freezing rain that began falling shortly before 7 a.m. Monday morning are causing challenging road conditions in West Hartford, Director of Public Works John Phillips said.

"Driving conditions are very challenging," he said, urging residents to stay off the roads this morning if at all possible.

"We're trying to do two things at once, trying to treat the roads as well as continue to plow and get all the site lines and commuter lanes opened up. We're going to struggle to keep up," said Phillips.

Snow and freezing rain are expected to continue until 11 a.m. before changing to all rain, according to the National Weather Service. Both a Winter Weather Advisory and Hazardous Weather Outlook are in effect.

West Hartford Public Schools are closed Monday, and Gov. Malloy has asked non-essential state employees to stay home. In a press conference Sunday evening the governor also asked employers to allow people to telecommute if possible.

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