NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) — Connecticut’s first major snowstorm of the season has ended after blanketing the state in white.
The storm brought strong wind gusts and inches of snow.
During a news conference Thursday morning, Governor Ned Lamont thanked emergency crews for their work to keep roads clear throughout the evening and morning.
“We had well over 700 snow plows out there. They’ve been going non stop for 14 plus hours at this point…”
The preliminary snow totals reported up to 16.5 inches in some places.
Some snow totals outside of Connecticut, reached more than 44 inches.
Storm Team 8 said sleet stopped by 7:30 a.m. However, the snow began to taper off between 9 a.m. and noon — depending on your location — but was out of the state by 1 or 2 p.m.
Storm Team 8 said warmer weather will come back, adding that temperatures could reach near 50 on Christmas.