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Winter Storm David slams Connecticut

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© 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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  • 54°
  • 39°

 

 

From Chief Meteorologist Bruce DePrest in the Channel 3 Early Warning Forecast Center… 

 

Tonight:  Partly to mostly cloudy, patchy fog developing.  Low: 35-43.

 

Saturday:   Mostly cloudy, a few light rain showers mainly in the afternoon.  High: 54 inland, 53 shore.

 

Sunday:   Cloudy and colder, occasional light rain and drizzle.  Low: 33.  High: 41 inland, 44 shore. 

 

Monday:  Cloudy and cool, periods of rain and drizzle.  Low:  35.  High: 44 inland, 47 shore.

 

Tuesday:  Cloudy with occasional rain and drizzle.  Low: 40.  High: 48 inland, 50 shore.

 

Wednesday:  Partly sunny and milder.  Low: 38. High: 60 inland, 62 shore.

 

Thursday:  Mostly sunny and seasonably cool.  Low: 38.  High: 54 inland, 55 shore.

 

Friday:  Mostly cloudy, a chance for rain.  Low: 36.  High: 48 inland, 52 shore.

 

7-Day Forecast: Hartford

Saturday
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  • 54°
  • 39°

Showers

Sunday
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  • 41°
  • 33°

Rain/Drizzle

Monday
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  • 44°
  • 35°

Periods of Rain

Tuesday
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  • 48°
  • 40°

Rain/Drizzle

Wednesday
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  • 60°
  • 38°

Milder

Thursday
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  • 54°
  • 38°

Nice Day

Friday
Friday's Forecast Image
  • 48°
  • 36°

Rain Possible

Currently in Hartford as of

  • 41°(Feels like 37°)
  • Clear
  • Wind: S @ 6 mph
  • Barometer: 30.09 in.
  • Sunrise: 06:46:38 am
  • Sunset: 07:07:44 pm
  • Humidity: 73
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 0

7-Day Forecast: Waterbury

Friday
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  • 45°
  • 42°

Mainly cloudy

Saturday
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  • 51°
  • 34°

Afternoon showers

Sunday
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  • 44°
  • 36°

Showers possible

Monday
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  • 50°
  • 44°

Cloudy, periods of rain

Tuesday
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  • 59°
  • 45°

Showers possible

Wednesday
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  • 61°
  • 35°

Partly cloudy

Thursday
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  • 53°
  • 35°

Plenty of sun

Currently in Waterbury as of

  • 45°(Feels like 45°)
  • Clear
  • Wind: @ 0 mph
  • Barometer: 30.08 in.
  • Sunrise: 06:48:14 am
  • Sunset: 07:09:13 pm
  • Humidity: 57
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 0

7-Day Forecast: New London

Friday
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  • 44°
  • 40°

Partly cloudy

Saturday
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  • 52°
  • 36°

Chance of afternoon showers

Sunday
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  • 44°
  • 38°

Cloudy

Monday
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  • 49°
  • 42°

Cloudy, periods of rain

Tuesday
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  • 56°
  • 42°

Afternoon showers

Wednesday
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  • 58°
  • 36°

Clouds giving way to sun

Thursday
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  • 52°
  • 36°

Sunny

Currently in New London as of

  • 42°(Feels like 42°)
  • Clear
  • Wind: S @ 3 mph
  • Barometer: 30.1 in.
  • Sunrise: 06:44:19 am
  • Sunset: 07:05:11 pm
  • Humidity: 79
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 0

7-Day Forecast: Norwich

Friday
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  • 44°
  • 40°

Partly cloudy

Saturday
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  • 52°
  • 36°

Chance of afternoon showers

Sunday
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  • 44°
  • 38°

Cloudy

Monday
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  • 49°
  • 42°

Cloudy, periods of rain

Tuesday
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  • 56°
  • 42°

Afternoon showers

Wednesday
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  • 58°
  • 36°

Clouds giving way to sun

Thursday
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  • 52°
  • 36°

Sunny

Currently in Norwich as of

  • 42°(Feels like 42°)
  • Clear
  • Wind: S @ 3 mph
  • Barometer: 30.1 in.
  • Sunrise: 06:44:19 am
  • Sunset: 07:05:11 pm
  • Humidity: 79
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 0

7-Day Forecast: Manchester

Friday
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  • 43°
  • 40°

Mostly cloudy

Saturday
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  • 47°
  • 31°

Chance of afternoon showers

Sunday
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  • 47°
  • 35°

Mostly cloudy

Monday
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  • 48°
  • 41°

Cloudy with rain

Tuesday
Tuesday's Forecast Image
  • 59°
  • 42°

Showers

Wednesday
Wednesday's Forecast Image
  • 60°
  • 33°

Clouds giving way to sun

Thursday
Thursday's Forecast Image
  • 53°
  • 33°

Mostly sunny

Currently in Manchester as of

  • 41°(Feels like 37°)
  • Clear
  • Wind: S @ 6 mph
  • Barometer: 30.09 in.
  • Sunrise: 06:46:04 am
  • Sunset: 07:07:16 pm
  • Humidity: 73
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 0

7-Day Forecast: New Haven

Friday
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  • 45°
  • 38°

Partly cloudy

Saturday
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  • 52°
  • 36°

Showers possible in the afternoon

Sunday
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  • 42°
  • 37°

Showers possible

Monday
Monday's Forecast Image
  • 48°
  • 41°

Cloudy, periods of rain

Tuesday
Tuesday's Forecast Image
  • 53°
  • 43°

Showers possible in the afternoon

Wednesday
Wednesday's Forecast Image
  • 57°
  • 35°

Morning clouds followed by afternoon sun

Thursday
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  • 50°
  • 36°

Mostly sunny

Currently in New Haven as of

  • 38°(Feels like 38°)
  • Clear
  • Wind: @ 0 mph
  • Barometer: 30.1 in.
  • Sunrise: 06:47:37 am
  • Sunset: 07:08:27 pm
  • Humidity: 86
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 0

7-Day Forecast: Vernon

Friday
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  • 43°
  • 40°

Mostly cloudy

Saturday
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  • 47°
  • 31°

Chance of afternoon showers

Sunday
Sunday's Forecast Image
  • 47°
  • 35°

Mostly cloudy

Monday
Monday's Forecast Image
  • 48°
  • 41°

Cloudy with rain

Tuesday
Tuesday's Forecast Image
  • 59°
  • 42°

Showers

Wednesday
Wednesday's Forecast Image
  • 60°
  • 33°

Clouds giving way to sun

Thursday
Thursday's Forecast Image
  • 53°
  • 33°

Mostly sunny

Currently in Vernon as of

  • 41°(Feels like 37°)
  • Clear
  • Wind: S @ 6 mph
  • Barometer: 30.09 in.
  • Sunrise: 06:46:04 am
  • Sunset: 07:07:16 pm
  • Humidity: 73
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 0

7-Day Forecast: Wallingford

Friday
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  • 45°
  • 39°

Mainly cloudy

Saturday
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  • 50°
  • 34°

Chance of afternoon showers

Sunday
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  • 46°
  • 36°

Showers

Monday
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  • 52°
  • 41°

Rain

Tuesday
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  • 60°
  • 43°

Showers possible

Wednesday
Wednesday's Forecast Image
  • 62°
  • 34°

Morning clouds followed by afternoon sun

Thursday
Thursday's Forecast Image
  • 54°
  • 34°

More sun than clouds

Currently in Wallingford as of

  • 41°(Feels like 36°)
  • Clear
  • Wind: S @ 7 mph
  • Barometer: 30.08 in.
  • Sunrise: 06:47:21 am
  • Sunset: 07:08:18 pm
  • Humidity: 76
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 0

7-Day Forecast: Windsor

Friday
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  • 42°
  • 38°

Mostly cloudy

Saturday
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  • 46°
  • 30°

Afternoon showers

Sunday
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  • 46°
  • 34°

Cloudy

Monday
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  • 47°
  • 38°

Cloudy with rain

Tuesday
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  • 58°
  • 42°

Showers possible

Wednesday
Wednesday's Forecast Image
  • 60°
  • 33°

Mostly sunny

Thursday
Thursday's Forecast Image
  • 53°
  • 33°

Mostly sunny

Currently in Windsor as of

  • 42°(Feels like 38°)
  • Broken Clouds
  • Wind: S @ 7 mph
  • Barometer: 30.07 in.
  • Sunrise: 06:46:40 am
  • Sunset: 07:07:52 pm
  • Humidity: 67
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 0

7-Day Forecast: Bristol

Friday
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  • 44°
  • 37°

Considerable cloudiness

Saturday
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  • 48°
  • 32°

Showers possible in the afternoon

Sunday
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  • 44°
  • 34°

Chance of afternoon showers

Monday
Monday's Forecast Image
  • 48°
  • 42°

Cloudy, periods of rain

Tuesday
Tuesday's Forecast Image
  • 58°
  • 43°

Chance of showers

Wednesday
Wednesday's Forecast Image
  • 59°
  • 34°

Mix of sun and clouds

Thursday
Thursday's Forecast Image
  • 53°
  • 34°

More sun than clouds

Currently in Bristol as of

  • 41°(Feels like 36°)
  • Clear
  • Wind: S @ 7 mph
  • Barometer: 30.08 in.
  • Sunrise: 06:47:44 am
  • Sunset: 07:08:49 pm
  • Humidity: 76
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 0

7-Day Forecast: Cheshire

Friday
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  • 45°
  • 39°

Mainly cloudy

Saturday
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  • 50°
  • 34°

Chance of afternoon showers

Sunday
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  • 46°
  • 36°

Showers

Monday
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  • 52°
  • 41°

Rain

Tuesday
Tuesday's Forecast Image
  • 60°
  • 43°

Showers possible

Wednesday
Wednesday's Forecast Image
  • 62°
  • 34°

Morning clouds followed by afternoon sun

Thursday
Thursday's Forecast Image
  • 54°
  • 34°

More sun than clouds

Currently in Cheshire as of

  • 41°(Feels like 36°)
  • Clear
  • Wind: S @ 7 mph
  • Barometer: 30.08 in.
  • Sunrise: 06:47:21 am
  • Sunset: 07:08:18 pm
  • Humidity: 76
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 0

Regional Conditions

Hartford
41°
Waterbury
45°
New London
42°
Norwich
42°
Manchester
41°
New Haven
38°
Vernon
41°
Wallingford
41°
Windsor
42°
Bristol
41°
Cheshire
41°

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