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

 

Today, 03.30.17:  Mostly sunny and seasonably cool, clouds increase late.  High: 54 inland, 52 shore.

 

Tonight:  Becoming cloudy.  Low: 25-34.

 

Friday:  A wintry mix in the morning changing to rain across most of the state during the afternoon.  The higher elevations of Northern Connecticut will still have a messy mix during the afternoon and at night.  High: 40 inland, 46 shore.

 

Saturday:   Rain likely in the morning, mostly cloudy in the afternoon.  Low: 34.  High: 45 inland, 48 shore.

 

Sunday:   Partly sunny and breezy.  Low: 32.  High: 55 inland, 56 shore. 

 

Monday:  Mostly sunny and pleasant.  Low: 30.  High: 56 inland, 53 shore.

 

Tuesday:  Rain likely.  Low: 35.  High: 50 inland, 52 shore.

 

Wednesday:  A mix of clouds and sunshine, becoming mild!  Low: 40.  High: 64 inland, 60 shore.

 

 

 

7-Day Forecast: Hartford

Thursday
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Nice!

Friday
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  • 40°
  • 32°

Wintry Mix

Saturday
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  • 45°
  • 34°

AM Rain

Sunday
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  • 32°

Best Wknd Day!

Monday
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Pleasant

Tuesday
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  • 50°
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Rain

Wednesday
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  • 64°
  • 40°

Mild!

Currently in Hartford as of

  • 40°(Feels like 33°)
  • Clear
  • Wind: NNE @ 13 mph, gusting to 23 mph
  • Barometer: 30.25 in.
  • Sunrise: 06:36:20 am
  • Sunset: 07:14:25 pm
  • Humidity: 43
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 4

7-Day Forecast: Waterbury

Thursday
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Mostly sunny

Friday
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  • 34°

Rain and snow

Saturday
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  • 32°

Periods of rain and snow early

Sunday
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  • 34°

Times of sun and clouds

Monday
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  • 40°

Cloudy

Tuesday
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  • 40°

Showers

Wednesday
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  • 39°

Times of sun and clouds

Currently in Waterbury as of

  • 39°(Feels like 32°)
  • Scattered Clouds
  • Wind: N @ 13 mph
  • Barometer: 30.24 in.
  • Sunrise: 06:37:58 am
  • Sunset: 07:15:50 pm
  • Humidity: 45
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 4

7-Day Forecast: New London

Thursday
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Plenty of sun

Friday
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Windy with rain at times

Saturday
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  • 32°

Windy, periods of rain in the morning

Sunday
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  • 34°

Mostly sunny

Monday
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  • 40°

Cloudy

Tuesday
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  • 39°

Showers

Wednesday
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  • 39°

Mix of sun and clouds

Currently in New London as of

  • 42°(Feels like 34°)
  • Clear
  • Wind: N @ 17 mph, gusting to 23 mph
  • Barometer: 30.23 in.
  • Sunrise: 06:34:09 am
  • Sunset: 07:11:46 pm
  • Humidity: 40
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 4

7-Day Forecast: Norwich

Thursday
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Plenty of sun

Friday
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Windy with rain at times

Saturday
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  • 32°

Windy, periods of rain in the morning

Sunday
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  • 34°

Mostly sunny

Monday
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  • 40°

Cloudy

Tuesday
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  • 39°

Showers

Wednesday
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  • 39°

Mix of sun and clouds

Currently in Norwich as of

  • 42°(Feels like 34°)
  • Clear
  • Wind: N @ 17 mph, gusting to 23 mph
  • Barometer: 30.23 in.
  • Sunrise: 06:34:09 am
  • Sunset: 07:11:46 pm
  • Humidity: 40
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 4

7-Day Forecast: Manchester

Thursday
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  • 53°
  • 36°

Mostly sunny

Friday
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  • 34°

Rain mixed with snow

Saturday
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  • 29°

Rain mixed with snow

Sunday
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More sun than clouds

Monday
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  • 39°

Cloudy

Tuesday
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  • 37°

Showers possible

Wednesday
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Times of sun and clouds

Currently in Manchester as of

  • 40°(Feels like 33°)
  • Clear
  • Wind: NNE @ 13 mph, gusting to 23 mph
  • Barometer: 30.25 in.
  • Sunrise: 06:35:43 am
  • Sunset: 07:14:00 pm
  • Humidity: 43
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 4

7-Day Forecast: New Haven

Thursday
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Partly cloudy

Friday
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Rain and wind

Saturday
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Windy with rain early

Sunday
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  • 35°

More sun than clouds

Monday
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Mostly cloudy

Tuesday
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  • 39°

Showers possible

Wednesday
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  • 40°

Plenty of sun

Currently in New Haven as of

  • 41°(Feels like 34°)
  • Scattered Clouds
  • Wind: NNE @ 13 mph
  • Barometer: 30.25 in.
  • Sunrise: 06:37:27 am
  • Sunset: 07:14:59 pm
  • Humidity: 43
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 4

7-Day Forecast: Vernon

Thursday
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  • 53°
  • 36°

Mostly sunny

Friday
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  • 39°
  • 34°

Rain mixed with snow

Saturday
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  • 40°
  • 29°

Rain mixed with snow

Sunday
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  • 32°

More sun than clouds

Monday
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  • 56°
  • 39°

Cloudy

Tuesday
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  • 47°
  • 37°

Showers possible

Wednesday
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Times of sun and clouds

Currently in Vernon as of

  • 40°(Feels like 33°)
  • Clear
  • Wind: NNE @ 13 mph, gusting to 23 mph
  • Barometer: 30.25 in.
  • Sunrise: 06:35:43 am
  • Sunset: 07:14:00 pm
  • Humidity: 43
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 4

7-Day Forecast: Wallingford

Thursday
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Mostly sunny

Friday
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Mainly cloudy and rainy

Saturday
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  • 32°

Cloudy with rain in the morning

Sunday
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  • 33°

Mostly sunny

Monday
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  • 40°

Mostly cloudy

Tuesday
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  • 39°

Showers

Wednesday
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Times of sun and clouds

Currently in Wallingford as of

  • 42°(Feels like 36°)
  • Clear
  • Wind: NNW @ 10 mph
  • Barometer: 30.25 in.
  • Sunrise: 06:37:08 am
  • Sunset: 07:14:54 pm
  • Humidity: 41
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 4

7-Day Forecast: Windsor

Thursday
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Mix of sun and clouds

Friday
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  • 33°

Rain mixed with snow

Saturday
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  • 31°

Mix of rain and snow

Sunday
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  • 32°

Mostly sunny

Monday
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  • 39°

Cloudy

Tuesday
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  • 38°

Showers possible

Wednesday
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  • 38°

Partly cloudy

Currently in Windsor as of

  • 41°(Feels like 34°)
  • Few Clouds
  • Wind: NNW @ 12 mph
  • Barometer: 30.25 in.
  • Sunrise: 06:36:21 am
  • Sunset: 07:14:39 pm
  • Humidity: 40
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 4

7-Day Forecast: Bristol

Thursday
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  • 53°
  • 35°

Mostly sunny

Friday
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  • 37°
  • 33°

Rain mixed with snow

Saturday
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  • 40°
  • 31°

Rain and snow

Sunday
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  • 54°
  • 33°

More sun than clouds

Monday
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  • 39°

Cloudy

Tuesday
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  • 46°
  • 38°

Showers

Wednesday
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  • 38°

Times of sun and clouds

Currently in Bristol as of

  • 42°(Feels like 36°)
  • Clear
  • Wind: NNW @ 10 mph
  • Barometer: 30.25 in.
  • Sunrise: 06:37:25 am
  • Sunset: 07:15:26 pm
  • Humidity: 41
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 4

7-Day Forecast: Cheshire

Thursday
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  • 54°
  • 36°

Mostly sunny

Friday
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  • 39°
  • 35°

Mainly cloudy and rainy

Saturday
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  • 41°
  • 32°

Cloudy with rain in the morning

Sunday
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  • 56°
  • 33°

Mostly sunny

Monday
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  • 56°
  • 40°

Mostly cloudy

Tuesday
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  • 39°

Showers

Wednesday
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  • 39°

Times of sun and clouds

Currently in Cheshire as of

  • 42°(Feels like 36°)
  • Clear
  • Wind: NNW @ 10 mph
  • Barometer: 30.25 in.
  • Sunrise: 06:37:08 am
  • Sunset: 07:14:54 pm
  • Humidity: 41
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 4

Regional Conditions

Hartford
40°
Waterbury
39°
New London
42°
Norwich
42°
Manchester
40°
New Haven
41°
Vernon
40°
Wallingford
42°
Windsor
41°
Bristol
42°
Cheshire
42°

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