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Snow timeline: 3 to 6 inches fell across CT; turned to rain in some areas

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(WTNH) — Connecticut’s first snowstorm of 2020 pushed out just as quickly as it came in.

A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect for most of the state through early Sunday morning. A Winter Storm Warning is in effect for northern Litchfield County.

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The leading edge of the snow started falling in Fairfield County around 1:30 p.m. and arrived in West Hartford around 3 p.m., dropping inches of snow across the state.

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The heaviest snow fell from 4-9 p.m., causing road conditions to deteriorate very quickly, even on the main highways.

Roads around the state remained very slippery as the final flakes fell Saturday night. Crews are out plowing them, but drivers are encouraged to remain off roadways if possible.

Drivers should take it slow. AAA workers said drivers can even ride in the right lane with their hazards on if they have to.

At 6:30 p.m., Meteorologist Sam Kantrow said across the state the driving visibility was one mile or less — meaning driver could only see that far ahead.

Crews in New Haven told News 8 that they plan to work for 16 hours to keep roads clear. As of 6 p.m., they’ve used 80 tons of salt on roadways in the New Haven area alone.

Temperatures rose this evening, so some of the state saw a brief wintry mix on the tail end of this storm, which was around midnight.

Roads have the chance of freezing overnight as temperatures will be in the 20s and 30s.

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This was a quick-moving storm, so it didn’t have a lot of time to drop a lot of snow. By Sunday morning, the sunshine will return. Temperatures will be in the mid to upper 30s.

The snow could cause delays at Bradley International Airport and Tweed New Haven Airport. Travelers should check for their flight status online.

Snow totals

Most of the state received 3 to 6 inches of snow, with locally higher amounts in the Litchfield Hills and 1 to 3 inches near Mystic and New London.

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Power Outages

Power outages were reported Saturday evening. All residents should be prepared to lose power and have blankets, batteries, flashlights, candles, matches, and water on hand.

Parking bans

Hartford has issued a parking ban ahead of the storm. It in effect from 6 p.m. Saturday to 12 p.m. Sunday.

A parking ban for Rocky Hill was issued from 3 p.m Saturday to 3p .m. Sunday.

Newington’s ban is in effect until noon on Sunday.

All residents are encouraged to check with local officials to see if there is a parking ban in their area.

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