Updated: Thursday, 08 Nov 2012, 1:20 PM EST
Published : Thursday, 08 Nov 2012, 5:46 AM EST
NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) — Schools delayed opening or outright closed for the day after a wicked Nor'easter brought the first snowfall of the season to Connecticut.
"This thing is winding down," Storm Team 8 Meteorologist Gil Simmons said. Temperatures were expected to get into the 40s Thursday.
People sending in their pictures and snow totals to ReportIt@wtnh.com reported eight, nine, ten inches of snow or more. On the other hand, folks in the New London area received nothing.
Roads were slick because road crews didn't have a chance to pre-treat the roads, but all 632 state Department of Transportation trucks were out overnight plowing the roads. Secondary roads still had a coating of snow on them.
"Not a good morning to be driving around," News 8 reporter Kent Pierce said.
Power outages were not a significant issue, unless you were one of the few who still haven;t had electricity since Sandy hit more than a week ago. As of 6:00 a.m. fewer than 900 outages were reported by Connecticut Light & Power and United Illuminating.
Flights were delayed at Bradley International Airport.
People were urged to be careful when shoveling the snow. This is the heavy, wet snow that is not easy to clear.
So why so much snow? Simmons explained the wind stayed from the north, which kept the cold air in place, and the storm had more moisture with it than any of the computer models indicated. Get a more technical discussion of the storm at WXedge.com .