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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 Mike Cameron in the Channel 3 Early Warning Forecast Center…

 

Saturday:  Partly to mostly sunny, breezy and becoming mild.  High: 50 inland, 48 shore.

 

Tonight.  Partly cloudy; not too cold.  Low: 24-32.

 

Sunday:  Partly to mostly sunny; not as mild.  High: 45 inland, 44 shore. 

 

Monday:  Mostly cloudy, a chance for light rain or a light wintry mix in the afternoon.  Low: 28.  High: 40 inland, 44 shore.  Light rain and drizzle Monday night with pockets of freezing rain in northern Connecticut.

 

Tuesday:  Rain likely in the morning, then clearing and breezy in the afternoon.  Low: 35.  High: 48 inland, 50 shore.

 

Wednesday:  Partly sunny, windy, and chilly.  Low: 29.  High: 38 inland, 40 shore.

 

Thursday:  Mostly sunny, windy, and colder.  Low: 18.  High: 30 inland, 32 shore.

 

Friday:  Mostly sunny and cold.  Low: 10.  High: 32 inland, 34 shore.

 

7-Day Forecast: Hartford

Saturday
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  • 23°

Milder

Sunday
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  • 45°
  • 29°

Pleasant

Monday
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  • 40°
  • 28°

PM Rain/Mix

Tuesday
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  • 48°
  • 35°

AM Rain

Wednesday
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  • 38°
  • 29°

Windy & Chilly

Thursday
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  • 30°
  • 18°

Windy & Cold

Friday
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  • 32°
  • 10°

Sunny & Cold

Currently in Hartford as of

  • 42°(Feels like 38°)
  • Broken Clouds
  • Wind: SW @ 7 mph
  • Barometer: 29.8 in.
  • Sunrise: 07:12:31 am
  • Sunset: 04:51:12 pm
  • Humidity: 49
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 2

7-Day Forecast: Waterbury

Saturday
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  • 47°
  • 29°

A few clouds

Sunday
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  • 45°
  • 32°

Mix of sun and clouds

Monday
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  • 40°
  • 36°

Showers possible in the afternoon

Tuesday
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  • 52°
  • 31°

Mainly cloudy and rainy

Wednesday
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  • 38°
  • 20°

Plenty of sun

Thursday
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  • 32°
  • 15°

Mainly sunny

Friday
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  • 36°
  • 24°

Sunshine

Currently in Waterbury as of

  • 39°(Feels like 34°)
  • Clear
  • Wind: W @ 7 mph, gusting to 20 mph
  • Barometer: 29.81 in.
  • Sunrise: 07:13:44 am
  • Sunset: 04:53:18 pm
  • Humidity: 53
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 2

7-Day Forecast: New London

Saturday
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  • 44°
  • 30°

More sun than clouds

Sunday
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  • 44°
  • 32°

Mix of sun and clouds

Monday
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  • 41°
  • 37°

Showers possible in the afternoon

Tuesday
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  • 50°
  • 35°

Mainly cloudy with rain, windy

Wednesday
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  • 40°
  • 22°

Mostly sunny

Thursday
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  • 33°
  • 18°

Sunny

Friday
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  • 35°
  • 28°

Abundant sunshine

Currently in New London as of

  • 43°(Feels like 35°)
  • Clear
  • Wind: W @ 16 mph, gusting to 25 mph
  • Barometer: 29.81 in.
  • Sunrise: 07:09:13 am
  • Sunset: 04:49:50 pm
  • Humidity: 51
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 2

7-Day Forecast: Norwich

Saturday
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  • 44°
  • 30°

More sun than clouds

Sunday
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  • 44°
  • 32°

Mix of sun and clouds

Monday
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  • 41°
  • 37°

Showers possible in the afternoon

Tuesday
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  • 50°
  • 35°

Mainly cloudy with rain, windy

Wednesday
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  • 40°
  • 22°

Mostly sunny

Thursday
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  • 33°
  • 18°

Sunny

Friday
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  • 35°
  • 28°

Abundant sunshine

Currently in Norwich as of

  • 43°(Feels like 35°)
  • Clear
  • Wind: W @ 16 mph, gusting to 25 mph
  • Barometer: 29.81 in.
  • Sunrise: 07:09:13 am
  • Sunset: 04:49:50 pm
  • Humidity: 51
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 2

7-Day Forecast: Manchester

Saturday
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  • 46°
  • 28°

Partly cloudy

Sunday
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  • 46°
  • 30°

Times of sun and clouds

Monday
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  • 41°
  • 36°

Chance of afternoon showers

Tuesday
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  • 53°
  • 33°

Cloudy with rain

Wednesday
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  • 38°
  • 19°

Mostly cloudy

Thursday
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  • 31°
  • 15°

Abundant sunshine

Friday
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  • 36°
  • 23°

Abundant sunshine

Currently in Manchester as of

  • 42°(Feels like 38°)
  • Broken Clouds
  • Wind: SW @ 7 mph
  • Barometer: 29.8 in.
  • Sunrise: 07:12:25 am
  • Sunset: 04:50:21 pm
  • Humidity: 49
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 2

7-Day Forecast: New Haven

Saturday
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  • 45°
  • 30°

More sun than clouds

Sunday
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  • 43°
  • 34°

Partly cloudy

Monday
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  • 41°
  • 38°

Chance of showers

Tuesday
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  • 51°
  • 34°

Cloudy with rain

Wednesday
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  • 39°
  • 23°

Mostly sunny

Thursday
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  • 33°
  • 19°

Plenty of sun

Friday
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  • 35°
  • 28°

Sunshine

Currently in New Haven as of

  • 40°(Feels like 32°)
  • Scattered Clouds
  • Wind: WSW @ 14 mph, gusting to 26 mph
  • Barometer: 29.84 in.
  • Sunrise: 07:12:13 am
  • Sunset: 04:53:24 pm
  • Humidity: 60
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 2

7-Day Forecast: Vernon

Saturday
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  • 46°
  • 28°

Partly cloudy

Sunday
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  • 46°
  • 30°

Times of sun and clouds

Monday
Monday's Forecast Image
  • 41°
  • 36°

Chance of afternoon showers

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

Cloudy with rain

Wednesday
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  • 38°
  • 19°

Mostly cloudy

Thursday
Thursday's Forecast Image
  • 31°
  • 15°

Abundant sunshine

Friday
Friday's Forecast Image
  • 36°
  • 23°

Abundant sunshine

Currently in Vernon as of

  • 42°(Feels like 38°)
  • Broken Clouds
  • Wind: SW @ 7 mph
  • Barometer: 29.8 in.
  • Sunrise: 07:12:25 am
  • Sunset: 04:50:21 pm
  • Humidity: 49
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 2

7-Day Forecast: Wallingford

Saturday
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  • 27°

A few clouds

Sunday
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  • 30°

Times of sun and clouds

Monday
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  • 41°
  • 36°

Chance of afternoon showers

Tuesday
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  • 52°
  • 31°

Cloudy with rain

Wednesday
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  • 38°
  • 19°

Mostly sunny

Thursday
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  • 32°
  • 15°

Sunny

Friday
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  • 36°
  • 23°

Sunshine

Currently in Wallingford as of

  • 42°(Feels like 36°)
  • Clear
  • Wind: WSW @ 12 mph, gusting to 20 mph
  • Barometer: 29.82 in.
  • Sunrise: 07:12:39 am
  • Sunset: 04:52:29 pm
  • Humidity: 47
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 2

7-Day Forecast: Windsor

Saturday
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  • 46°
  • 30°

Mix of sun and clouds

Sunday
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  • 46°
  • 29°

Partly cloudy

Monday
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  • 39°
  • 35°

Chance of afternoon showers

Tuesday
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  • 52°
  • 33°

Rain

Wednesday
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  • 38°
  • 20°

Considerable cloudiness

Thursday
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  • 31°
  • 15°

Mainly sunny

Friday
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  • 36°
  • 23°

Plenty of sun

Currently in Windsor as of

  • 39°(Feels like 32°)
  • Broken Clouds
  • Wind: S @ 10 mph
  • Barometer: 29.77 in.
  • Sunrise: 07:13:09 am
  • Sunset: 04:50:49 pm
  • Humidity: 55
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 1

7-Day Forecast: Bristol

Saturday
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  • 46°
  • 29°

Plenty of sun

Sunday
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  • 45°
  • 32°

Times of sun and clouds

Monday
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  • 40°
  • 36°

Showers possible in the afternoon

Tuesday
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  • 52°
  • 32°

Mainly cloudy and rainy

Wednesday
Wednesday's Forecast Image
  • 37°
  • 19°

Partly cloudy

Thursday
Thursday's Forecast Image
  • 31°
  • 15°

Mainly sunny

Friday
Friday's Forecast Image
  • 35°
  • 23°

Plenty of sun

Currently in Bristol as of

  • 42°(Feels like 36°)
  • Clear
  • Wind: WSW @ 12 mph, gusting to 20 mph
  • Barometer: 29.82 in.
  • Sunrise: 07:13:28 am
  • Sunset: 04:52:28 pm
  • Humidity: 47
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 2

7-Day Forecast: Cheshire

Saturday
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  • 48°
  • 27°

A few clouds

Sunday
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  • 45°
  • 30°

Times of sun and clouds

Monday
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  • 41°
  • 36°

Chance of afternoon showers

Tuesday
Tuesday's Forecast Image
  • 52°
  • 31°

Cloudy with rain

Wednesday
Wednesday's Forecast Image
  • 38°
  • 19°

Mostly sunny

Thursday
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  • 32°
  • 15°

Sunny

Friday
Friday's Forecast Image
  • 36°
  • 23°

Sunshine

Currently in Cheshire as of

  • 42°(Feels like 36°)
  • Clear
  • Wind: WSW @ 12 mph, gusting to 20 mph
  • Barometer: 29.82 in.
  • Sunrise: 07:12:39 am
  • Sunset: 04:52:29 pm
  • Humidity: 47
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 2

Regional Conditions

Hartford
42°
Waterbury
39°
New London
43°
Norwich
43°
Manchester
42°
New Haven
40°
Vernon
42°
Wallingford
42°
Windsor
39°
Bristol
42°
Cheshire
42°

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