Updated: Tuesday, 19 Mar 2013, 6:56 AM EDT
Published : Tuesday, 19 Mar 2013, 6:24 AM EDT
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Some highway lanes are closed because of tractor-trailer accidents and many schools are opening late in Connecticut as a late winter storm drops snow, sleet and freezing rain a day before spring starts.
The state Department of Transportation reports that a tractor-trailer jackknifed Tuesday morning on Interstate 84 eastbound in Newtown and another semi jackknifed on I-84 eastbound in Middlebury. The left and center lanes in Newtown are closed and the left lane in Middlebury is blocked.
Some towns in northwestern and northeastern Connecticut have canceled school, while scores of schools across the rest of the state are opening 90 minutes to two hours late.
Metro-North reports normal rail service, and only one flight cancelation is reported at Bradley International Airport north of Hartford.
Few power outages are reported.