Updated: Monday, 08 Nov 2010, 12:28 PM EST
Published : Monday, 08 Nov 2010, 5:49 AM EST
(WTNH) - The first snow of the season came to Connecticut early Monday, with a layer of snow covering many towns. Some schools closed for the day.
Pictures from across Connecticut sent to News 8 show show in Wallingford, Killingworth, Branford and other towns. There were also reports of thunder and lightning in the New London area.
"It's not going to snow all day, it's not going to sleet all day," Storm Team 8 Meteorologist Gil Simmons said. There have already been wind gusts of over 40 mph, and gusts of up to 50 mph were possible.
While some towns saw only a little snow from the storm, others saw a good accumulation. News 8 received one report of 2.5" in East Hampton.
Groton Police issued an advisory this morning for drivers to use care in traveling due to snow and icing conditions.
Echoing that, the Ledyard Police department said "Please use caution as the first snow of the year has caused slick conditions."
Connecticut Light & Power reported 3,631 outages across Connecticut as of 11:00 a.m. It had been as high as 4,482.