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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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  • 71°
  • 47°

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

 

Tonight:  Clear to partly cloudy, comfortable.  Low: 44-52.

 

Friday:  Mostly sunny, breezy and mild.  High: 71 inland, 72 shore.

 

Saturday:  Mostly sunny and mild.  Low: 42.  High: 74 inland, 70 shore. 

 

Sunday:  Mostly sunny and a little warmer.  Low: 45.  High: 76 inland, 71 shore.

 

Monday:  Partly sunny, breezy and warm.  Low: 50.  High: 76 inland, 70 shore.

 

Tuesday:  Mostly cloudy with showers likely especially in the afternoon and at night.  Breezy and mild.  Low: 58.  High: 71 inland, 70 shore.

 

Wednesday:  A chance for a morning shower, then partly sunny.  Low: 58.  High: 69 inland, 71 shore. 

 

Thursday:  Partly sunny and cooler.  Low: 43.  High: 64 inland, 65 shore.

 

7-Day Forecast: Hartford

Friday
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  • 71°
  • 47°

Breezy & Mild

Saturday
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  • 74°
  • 42°

Mild

Sunday
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  • 76°
  • 45°

Mild

Monday
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  • 76°
  • 50°

Breezy & Mild

Tuesday
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  • 71°
  • 58°

Showers

Wednesday
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  • 69°
  • 58°

AM Showers

Thursday
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  • 64°
  • 43°

Cooler

Currently in Hartford as of

  • 53°(Feels like 53°)
  • Clear
  • Wind: @ 0 mph
  • Barometer: 30.04 in.
  • Sunrise: 07:09:03 am
  • Sunset: 06:01:16 pm
  • Humidity: 86
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 0

7-Day Forecast: Waterbury

Friday
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  • 69°
  • 47°

Sunshine

Saturday
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  • 77°
  • 48°

Abundant sunshine

Sunday
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  • 74°
  • 56°

Partly cloudy

Monday
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  • 74°
  • 61°

Morning clouds followed by afternoon sun

Tuesday
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  • 69°
  • 60°

Thunderstorms

Wednesday
Wednesday's Forecast Image
  • 66°
  • 47°

A few morning showers

Thursday
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  • 59°
  • 45°

Showers

Currently in Waterbury as of

  • 48°(Feels like 48°)
  • Clear
  • Wind: @ 0 mph
  • Barometer: 30.05 in.
  • Sunrise: 07:10:16 am
  • Sunset: 06:02:59 pm
  • Humidity: 89
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 0

7-Day Forecast: New London

Friday
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  • 69°
  • 47°

Abundant sunshine

Saturday
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  • 70°
  • 48°

Mainly sunny

Sunday
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  • 71°
  • 59°

Mix of sun and clouds

Monday
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  • 71°
  • 62°

Clouds giving way to sun

Tuesday
Tuesday's Forecast Image
  • 69°
  • 62°

Rain and wind with a few rumbles of thunder

Wednesday
Wednesday's Forecast Image
  • 66°
  • 53°

Rain

Thursday
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  • 61°
  • 49°

Showers

Currently in New London as of

  • 58°(Feels like 58°)
  • Clear
  • Wind: WNW @ 9 mph
  • Barometer: 30.02 in.
  • Sunrise: 07:06:01 am
  • Sunset: 05:59:21 pm
  • Humidity: 72
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 0

7-Day Forecast: Norwich

Friday
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  • 69°
  • 47°

Abundant sunshine

Saturday
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  • 70°
  • 48°

Mainly sunny

Sunday
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  • 71°
  • 59°

Mix of sun and clouds

Monday
Monday's Forecast Image
  • 71°
  • 62°

Clouds giving way to sun

Tuesday
Tuesday's Forecast Image
  • 69°
  • 62°

Rain and wind with a few rumbles of thunder

Wednesday
Wednesday's Forecast Image
  • 66°
  • 53°

Rain

Thursday
Thursday's Forecast Image
  • 61°
  • 49°

Showers

Currently in Norwich as of

  • 58°(Feels like 58°)
  • Clear
  • Wind: WNW @ 9 mph
  • Barometer: 30.02 in.
  • Sunrise: 07:06:01 am
  • Sunset: 05:59:21 pm
  • Humidity: 72
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 0

7-Day Forecast: Manchester

Friday
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  • 69°
  • 45°

Sunshine

Saturday
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  • 77°
  • 46°

Abundant sunshine

Sunday
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  • 76°
  • 54°

Partly cloudy

Monday
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  • 75°
  • 61°

Partly cloudy

Tuesday
Tuesday's Forecast Image
  • 69°
  • 61°

Rain with a few rumbles of thunder

Wednesday
Wednesday's Forecast Image
  • 69°
  • 47°

Morning light rain

Thursday
Thursday's Forecast Image
  • 62°
  • 44°

Showers possible

Currently in Manchester as of

  • 53°(Feels like 53°)
  • Clear
  • Wind: @ 0 mph
  • Barometer: 30.04 in.
  • Sunrise: 07:08:42 am
  • Sunset: 06:00:35 pm
  • Humidity: 86
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 0

7-Day Forecast: New Haven

Friday
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  • 70°
  • 48°

Sunny

Saturday
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  • 72°
  • 50°

Mainly sunny

Sunday
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  • 72°
  • 58°

Times of sun and clouds

Monday
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  • 73°
  • 63°

Clouds giving way to sun

Tuesday
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  • 70°
  • 62°

Thunderstorms

Wednesday
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  • 67°
  • 50°

Partly cloudy

Thursday
Thursday's Forecast Image
  • 58°
  • 50°

Showers

Currently in New Haven as of

  • 51°(Feels like 51°)
  • Clear
  • Wind: @ 0 mph
  • Barometer: 30.05 in.
  • Sunrise: 07:09:16 am
  • Sunset: 06:02:43 pm
  • Humidity: 80
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 0

7-Day Forecast: Vernon

Friday
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  • 69°
  • 45°

Sunshine

Saturday
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  • 77°
  • 46°

Abundant sunshine

Sunday
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  • 76°
  • 54°

Partly cloudy

Monday
Monday's Forecast Image
  • 75°
  • 61°

Partly cloudy

Tuesday
Tuesday's Forecast Image
  • 69°
  • 61°

Rain with a few rumbles of thunder

Wednesday
Wednesday's Forecast Image
  • 69°
  • 47°

Morning light rain

Thursday
Thursday's Forecast Image
  • 62°
  • 44°

Showers possible

Currently in Vernon as of

  • 53°(Feels like 53°)
  • Clear
  • Wind: @ 0 mph
  • Barometer: 30.04 in.
  • Sunrise: 07:08:42 am
  • Sunset: 06:00:35 pm
  • Humidity: 86
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 0

7-Day Forecast: Wallingford

Friday
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  • 70°
  • 43°

Sunshine

Saturday
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  • 77°
  • 44°

Abundant sunshine

Sunday
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  • 74°
  • 55°

Partly cloudy

Monday
Monday's Forecast Image
  • 74°
  • 60°

Clouds giving way to sun

Tuesday
Tuesday's Forecast Image
  • 69°
  • 60°

Thunderstorms

Wednesday
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  • 67°
  • 47°

Morning showers

Thursday
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  • 59°
  • 44°

Showers

Currently in Wallingford as of

  • 47°(Feels like 47°)
  • Clear
  • Wind: @ 0 mph
  • Barometer: 30.05 in.
  • Sunrise: 07:09:23 am
  • Sunset: 06:02:12 pm
  • Humidity: 97
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 0

7-Day Forecast: Windsor

Friday
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  • 69°
  • 46°

Partly cloudy

Saturday
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  • 78°
  • 47°

Abundant sunshine

Sunday
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  • 76°
  • 54°

Mix of sun and clouds

Monday
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  • 75°
  • 61°

Times of sun and clouds

Tuesday
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  • 69°
  • 61°

Cloudy, periods of rain

Wednesday
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  • 68°
  • 48°

Showers ending by midday

Thursday
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  • 60°
  • 44°

Chance of showers

Currently in Windsor as of

  • 54°(Feels like 54°)
  • Broken Clouds
  • Wind: W @ 6 mph
  • Barometer: 30.04 in.
  • Sunrise: 07:09:19 am
  • Sunset: 06:01:05 pm
  • Humidity: 75
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 0

7-Day Forecast: Bristol

Friday
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  • 68°
  • 48°

Sunshine

Saturday
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  • 77°
  • 48°

Abundant sunshine

Sunday
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  • 74°
  • 55°

Times of sun and clouds

Monday
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  • 74°
  • 60°

Mix of sun and clouds

Tuesday
Tuesday's Forecast Image
  • 68°
  • 60°

Mainly cloudy and rainy

Wednesday
Wednesday's Forecast Image
  • 66°
  • 47°

Light rain in the morning

Thursday
Thursday's Forecast Image
  • 59°
  • 44°

Showers possible

Currently in Bristol as of

  • 47°(Feels like 47°)
  • Clear
  • Wind: @ 0 mph
  • Barometer: 30.05 in.
  • Sunrise: 07:10:06 am
  • Sunset: 06:02:22 pm
  • Humidity: 97
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 0

7-Day Forecast: Cheshire

Friday
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  • 70°
  • 43°

Sunshine

Saturday
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  • 77°
  • 44°

Abundant sunshine

Sunday
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  • 74°
  • 55°

Partly cloudy

Monday
Monday's Forecast Image
  • 74°
  • 60°

Clouds giving way to sun

Tuesday
Tuesday's Forecast Image
  • 69°
  • 60°

Thunderstorms

Wednesday
Wednesday's Forecast Image
  • 67°
  • 47°

Morning showers

Thursday
Thursday's Forecast Image
  • 59°
  • 44°

Showers

Currently in Cheshire as of

  • 47°(Feels like 47°)
  • Clear
  • Wind: @ 0 mph
  • Barometer: 30.05 in.
  • Sunrise: 07:09:23 am
  • Sunset: 06:02:12 pm
  • Humidity: 97
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 0

Regional Conditions

Hartford
53°
Waterbury
48°
New London
58°
Norwich
58°
Manchester
53°
New Haven
51°
Vernon
53°
Wallingford
47°
Windsor
54°
Bristol
47°
Cheshire
47°

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