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Winter Storm David slams Connecticut

© WFSB viewer takes a photo of Route 2 in Glastonbury Friday morning © WFSB viewer takes a photo of Route 2 in Glastonbury Friday morning
© A barn in Bolton is covered in snow. © A barn in Bolton is covered in snow.
HARTFORD, CT (WFSB) -

Winter Storm David arrived in Connecticut Thursday and brought with it heavy, wet snow and strong winds.

The pesky storm system arrived in the area on Thursday morning and caused a traffic nightmare for commuters across the state. Interstate 84 was shut down for hours in Tolland after multiple crashes involving tractor trailers and numerous vehicles were reported.

Chief Meteorologist Bruce DePrest said even though Winter Storm David was centered hundreds of miles off of the New England coastline, it had a very large, expansive circulation.

A band of heavy, wet snow continued to rotate around the storm through southern New England late Thursday night and into Friday morning, and that is expected to bring more headaches to commuters by the time Friday's morning rush hour is in full swing.

DePrest said the combination of the heavy snow and strong winds could also bring numerous power outages to Connecticut residents.

Winds could gust to more than 40 mph, DePrest said.

The snow and wind will continue at least until mid-morning, and total snow accumulations could range anywhere from four to eight inches across most of the state, with lesser amounts in southeastern Connecticut. In the northeastern and northwestern hills, more than eight inches could fall.

According to the Connecticut Department of Transportation, 632 state plow trucks and more than 200 contractor plow trucks are available to clear the state's roads, highways and interstates.

Interstate 95 north was closed in Clinton after a tractor trailer jackknifed. Another one did the same thing along Interstate 84 in Manchester, forcing lane closures.

When the detour was set up to avoid the Clinton mess, drivers found themselves stuck with a bigger problem after tractor trailers and other large vehicles became stuck on the unplowed roads.

Several other crashes have been reported on the state's roads, and it's unknown if anyone has been seriously injured in any of them.

Connecticut Light & Power said it would open its emergency operations center in Berlin if conditions warrant. However, United Illuminating opened its EOC facility Wednesday afternoon.

Both CL&P and UI officials said they have their outside-of-company workers on standby in case extra help is needed.

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Early Warning Weather

Today's Forecast

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From Meteorologist Mark Dixon in the Channel 3 Early Warning Forecast Center…

 

Today, 12.15.17:  Increasing cloudiness with snow developing in the afternoon and continuing into the evening.  A light accumulation of a coating to 2" possible.  High: 30 inland, 32 shore. 

 

Tonight:  Snow ends early, then clearing.  Low: 18-23.

 

Saturday:   Partly sunny, windy and cold.  High: 33 inland, 36 shore. 

 

Sunday:  Mostly sunny, much lighter wind.  Low: 15.  High: 33 inland, 37 shore.

 

Monday:  Partly sunny, not as cold.  Low: 20.  High: 38 inland, 40 shore.

 

Tuesday:  Increasing cloudiness, rain or a wintry mix developing during the afternoon.  Low: 28.  High: 44 inland, 46 shore.

 

Wednesday:  Partly sunny and windy, a chance for a snow shower.  Low: 30.  High: 37 inland, 40 shore.

 

Thursday:  Partly to mostly sunny and breezy.  Low: 22.  High: 37 inland, 41 shore.

 

7-Day Forecast: Hartford

Friday
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Increasing Clouds

Saturday
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  • 33°
  • 20°

Windy & Cold

Sunday
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  • 33°
  • 15°

Light Winds

Monday
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  • 38°
  • 20°

Not as Cold

Tuesday
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  • 44°
  • 28°

Rain/Mix PM

Wednesday
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  • 37°
  • 30°

Windy

Thursday
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  • 37°
  • 22°

Brisk

Currently in Hartford as of

  • 22°(Feels like 16°)
  • Overcast
  • Wind: S @ 5 mph
  • Barometer: 30.06 in.
  • Sunrise: 07:10:49 am
  • Sunset: 04:21:02 pm
  • Humidity: 63
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 0

7-Day Forecast: Waterbury

Friday
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  • 26°
  • 20°

Afternoon snow showers

Saturday
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  • 33°
  • 16°

More sun than clouds

Sunday
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  • 32°
  • 26°

Mostly sunny

Monday
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  • 39°
  • 32°

Clouds giving way to sun

Tuesday
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  • 46°
  • 30°

Mix of sun and clouds

Wednesday
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  • 37°
  • 23°

Times of sun and clouds

Thursday
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  • 30°

Partly cloudy

Currently in Waterbury as of

  • 25°(Feels like 25°)
  • Scattered Clouds
  • Wind: @ 3 mph
  • Barometer: 29.99 in.
  • Sunrise: 07:11:39 am
  • Sunset: 04:23:14 pm
  • Humidity: 59
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 1

7-Day Forecast: New London

Friday
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  • 24°

Snow developing during the afternoon

Saturday
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  • 36°
  • 19°

More sun than clouds

Sunday
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  • 28°

More sun than clouds

Monday
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  • 43°
  • 37°

Cloudy

Tuesday
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  • 34°

Times of sun and clouds

Wednesday
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  • 40°
  • 25°

Windy with a mix of sun and clouds

Thursday
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  • 38°
  • 34°

Mostly sunny

Currently in New London as of

  • 27°(Feels like 27°)
  • Clear
  • Wind: @ 0 mph
  • Barometer: 30.06 in.
  • Sunrise: 07:07:19 am
  • Sunset: 04:19:55 pm
  • Humidity: 51
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 1

7-Day Forecast: Norwich

Friday
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  • 24°

Snow developing during the afternoon

Saturday
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  • 36°
  • 19°

More sun than clouds

Sunday
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  • 28°

More sun than clouds

Monday
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  • 43°
  • 37°

Cloudy

Tuesday
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  • 34°

Times of sun and clouds

Wednesday
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  • 25°

Windy with a mix of sun and clouds

Thursday
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  • 38°
  • 34°

Mostly sunny

Currently in Norwich as of

  • 27°(Feels like 27°)
  • Clear
  • Wind: @ 0 mph
  • Barometer: 30.06 in.
  • Sunrise: 07:07:19 am
  • Sunset: 04:19:55 pm
  • Humidity: 51
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 1

7-Day Forecast: Manchester

Friday
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  • 28°
  • 17°

Afternoon snow showers

Saturday
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  • 34°
  • 14°

Plenty of sun

Sunday
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  • 31°
  • 24°

Plenty of sun

Monday
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  • 37°
  • 30°

Times of sun and clouds

Tuesday
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  • 47°
  • 29°

Partly cloudy

Wednesday
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  • 37°
  • 22°

A few clouds

Thursday
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  • 35°
  • 29°

More sun than clouds

Currently in Manchester as of

  • 22°(Feels like 16°)
  • Overcast
  • Wind: S @ 5 mph
  • Barometer: 30.06 in.
  • Sunrise: 07:10:54 am
  • Sunset: 04:20:04 pm
  • Humidity: 63
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 1

7-Day Forecast: New Haven

Friday
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  • 30°
  • 25°

Snow

Saturday
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  • 37°
  • 20°

More sun than clouds

Sunday
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  • 35°
  • 29°

A few clouds

Monday
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  • 42°
  • 36°

Clouds giving way to sun

Tuesday
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  • 34°

Mix of sun and clouds

Wednesday
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  • 26°

Partly cloudy

Thursday
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  • 39°
  • 36°

More sun than clouds

Currently in New Haven as of

  • 27°(Feels like 20°)
  • Few Clouds
  • Wind: E @ 6 mph
  • Barometer: 30.05 in.
  • Sunrise: 07:10:12 am
  • Sunset: 04:23:30 pm
  • Humidity: 61
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 1

7-Day Forecast: Vernon

Friday
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  • 28°
  • 17°

Afternoon snow showers

Saturday
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  • 34°
  • 14°

Plenty of sun

Sunday
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  • 31°
  • 24°

Plenty of sun

Monday
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  • 37°
  • 30°

Times of sun and clouds

Tuesday
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  • 47°
  • 29°

Partly cloudy

Wednesday
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  • 37°
  • 22°

A few clouds

Thursday
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  • 35°
  • 29°

More sun than clouds

Currently in Vernon as of

  • 22°(Feels like 16°)
  • Overcast
  • Wind: S @ 5 mph
  • Barometer: 30.06 in.
  • Sunrise: 07:10:54 am
  • Sunset: 04:20:04 pm
  • Humidity: 63
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 1

7-Day Forecast: Wallingford

Friday
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  • 28°
  • 20°

Snow showers

Saturday
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  • 34°
  • 16°

Mostly sunny

Sunday
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  • 33°
  • 26°

A few clouds

Monday
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  • 32°

Morning clouds followed by afternoon sun

Tuesday
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  • 48°
  • 29°

Mix of sun and clouds

Wednesday
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  • 38°
  • 22°

Times of sun and clouds

Thursday
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  • 38°
  • 30°

Plenty of sun

Currently in Wallingford as of

  • 23°(Feels like 23°)
  • Overcast
  • Wind: @ 0 mph
  • Barometer: 30.05 in.
  • Sunrise: 07:10:47 am
  • Sunset: 04:22:41 pm
  • Humidity: 55
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 1

7-Day Forecast: Windsor

Friday
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  • 26°
  • 18°

A few afternoon snow showers

Saturday
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  • 33°
  • 15°

Plenty of sun

Sunday
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  • 24°

A few clouds

Monday
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  • 37°
  • 30°

Mix of sun and clouds

Tuesday
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  • 46°
  • 29°

Partly cloudy

Wednesday
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  • 37°
  • 22°

Mostly sunny

Thursday
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  • 35°
  • 29°

Mix of sun and clouds

Currently in Windsor as of

  • 22°(Feels like 13°)
  • Overcast
  • Wind: S @ 7 mph
  • Barometer: 30.05 in.
  • Sunrise: 07:11:31 am
  • Sunset: 04:20:34 pm
  • Humidity: 63
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 1

7-Day Forecast: Bristol

Friday
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  • 26°
  • 20°

Afternoon snow showers

Saturday
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  • 32°
  • 16°

A few clouds

Sunday
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  • 32°
  • 25°

Mostly sunny

Monday
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  • 38°
  • 33°

Clouds giving way to sun

Tuesday
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  • 46°
  • 30°

Times of sun and clouds

Wednesday
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  • 36°
  • 23°

Mix of sun and clouds

Thursday
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  • 35°
  • 29°

Times of sun and clouds

Currently in Bristol as of

  • 23°(Feels like 23°)
  • Overcast
  • Wind: @ 0 mph
  • Barometer: 30.05 in.
  • Sunrise: 07:11:44 am
  • Sunset: 04:22:25 pm
  • Humidity: 55
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 1

7-Day Forecast: Cheshire

Friday
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  • 28°
  • 20°

Snow showers

Saturday
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  • 34°
  • 16°

Mostly sunny

Sunday
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  • 33°
  • 26°

A few clouds

Monday
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  • 40°
  • 32°

Morning clouds followed by afternoon sun

Tuesday
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  • 48°
  • 29°

Mix of sun and clouds

Wednesday
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  • 38°
  • 22°

Times of sun and clouds

Thursday
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  • 38°
  • 30°

Plenty of sun

Currently in Cheshire as of

  • 23°(Feels like 23°)
  • Overcast
  • Wind: @ 0 mph
  • Barometer: 30.05 in.
  • Sunrise: 07:10:47 am
  • Sunset: 04:22:41 pm
  • Humidity: 55
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 1

Regional Conditions

Hartford
22°
Waterbury
25°
New London
27°
Norwich
27°
Manchester
22°
New Haven
27°
Vernon
22°
Wallingford
23°
Windsor
22°
Bristol
23°
Cheshire
23°

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