Updated: Monday, 21 Jan 2013, 10:42 PM EST
Published : Monday, 21 Jan 2013, 10:39 PM EST
HARTFORD, Conn. (WTNH) -- There was some snow earlier tonight and now frigid temperatures are heading our way, which could make for some dangerous driving conditions.
"The highway heading south is really bad. I mean it's bumper to bumper," said Maritza Velez of Newington.
On the bright side the speeds are so slow there aren't many spinouts but there were some close calls on Rt. 2 in Marlborough as the wet roads started to ice up.
"Can't really tell, you know, it's shiny and you don't know what it is so I just take it easy," said Phil Gray of Windsor.
"Does it make you a little nervous to drive in the snow with your kids," asked News 8's Bob Wilson.
"Yes, it's always a little scary because people are not too careful but today it's been pretty slow," said Velez.
Because of the cold temperatures tonight, liquid magnesium will be sprayed to make sure it will melt the snow and ice. To know how much of the mixture to use on the roads, they use computer lasers that sense the temperature of the road so they can keep you and your family safe.
"Around here they seem to do a real good job of preparing the road surface ahead of time so it's pretty good but you get off the main drags, you're gonna see slippery roads," said Dan Smith of Windsor.
At Bradley International Airport the board was all green, mother nature too late to delay flights, but there was enough chop in the air and snow on the ground to worry more than one passenger.
"It's sort of scary when you land because you're hoping the plane can brake well," said Mary Elges of Enfield.
"When you look out and see the snow," asked News 8's Wilson.
"Yeah, hoping the pilot can see better than I could," said Elges.