Wintry mix makes for messy drive for morning commute

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(WTNH) — Wednesday morning’s wintry mix made for a messy drive to work for many. Plow drivers were busy and so were police.

The skies are bright and the streets are clear now, but there were times Wednesday morning when it was snowing so heavily, drivers could barely see the road.

Driving up Route 34 in Woodbridge, you could barely see the snow through the driving snow.

In Waterbury, we saw a layer of slushy snow on the road, and all over a car that pulled up next to us. Not a safe way to get around.

In Southington, the wind whipped the snow around, making driving tough at times.

Sam had just helped a friend get to work through all that snow.

“I come from Wallingford so they’re a little rough as you cut through, the back roads, they’re not the greatest, but the main roads are fine,” said Sam Papale, Southington.

Debbie in Woodbury didn’t seem to mind the snow piling up with a nice view in her yard.

Out in Flanders, the roads were plowed pretty well, as that fluffy snow turned to sleet. Of course there are plows, and then there are plows.

Despite all that plowing, we saw several minor spin-outs and fender-benders. On major highways like I-95, however, it was nothing drivers couldn’t handle.

“It’s been icy, slippery, but not too bad,” said Amy Harrington, Washington, D.C.

“It was a little bit more slippery right by my house in Old Lyme, but other than that it’s been clear,” said Cat Davis-Gomez, Old Lyme.

Of course, it’s still more than a week until winter officially starts.

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