Snow wraps up but side roads, parking lots and sidewalks might be slick

Weather

CONNECTICUT (WTNH) — Snowflakes should stop falling by the afternoon; however, you should still be mindful of slippery side roads, parking lots and sidewalks.

News 8’s Kent Pierce monitored roads in New Haven County all morning on GMCT.

He said that by 7 a.m. main roads and highways were fine but back/secondary roads were slippery.

Watch: A live look at driving conditions in Milford as of 6 a.m.

Watch: A live look at road conditions in West Haven as of 7 a.m.

For some parts of the state, the slick conditions started on Tuesday. By 3 p.m., state troopers said they responded to dozens of crashes. They are reminding drivers to reduce their speed and to keep extra distance between vehicles.

Due to driving conditions, many schools have issued delays, closures or remote learning days. A full list can be found here.

Timeline

On and off light snow or spotty freezing drizzle will stick around in the early morning hours. Temperatures will be in uppers 20s to low 30s.

By noon the precipitation will stop and temperatures will be above freezing. It will be cloudy with highs in the middle to upper 30s, meaning some of this snow is going to melt.

Snow totals

Simmons said snow totals sat around 1-4″ but the layer of ice on top of the snow Wednesday morning made it harder to accurately gauge.

Look ahead

A round of severe cold weather is slated for late this week.

Due to low temperatures and wind chill factors over the next few days, Governor Ned Lamont said the state’s Severe Cold Weather Protocol will be activated Thursday through Sunday.

Highs will range in the 30s and 20s to round out the week, and another system will deliver snow or a mix to start February.

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