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Familiar Sight Of Snow Across Connecticut

Mar 13, 2018

Connecticut is once again dealing with a nor’easter -- the third in two weeks. It could bring more than a foot of snow to eastern parts of of the state. 

Meteorologist Garett Argianas said some snow showers may linger into the evening, but there could be some icy spots remaining and it’ll remain cold through the week.

Just as some residents had their power restored after last week’s storm, more outages were expected with the snow and gusty winds. But Governor Dannel Malloy said it was not expected to be as bad this time around. As of midday, just over 2,500 customers were without power.

“I do think the towns and the utilities continue to learn lessons, each one of these storms,” said Malloy. “People love their trees in Connecticut, and if you’re going to keep trees with limbs over power lines you’re going to lose power in storms with heavy snow or winds above 50 miles an hour - that’s just a reality.”

Heavy snow coats trees Tuesday in Stonington
Credit Harriet Jones / Connecticut Public Radio

State offices were closed Tuesday morning, and the Emergency Operations Center was activated. Second shift state employees were told to report to work on schedule in the afternoon.

“The impact of this storm is particularly evident on elevations,” he said. “Road clearing is expected to continue well into this evening.”

Eastern Massachusetts received the brunt of the storm, with blizzard conditions and more than 210,000 customers without power as of 1:30 pm Tuesday, according to WBUR.

The weather disrupted travel including the cancellation of approximately 65 percent of flights at Bradley International Airport. Amtrak suspended service between Boston and New York, with service expected to resume Wednesday.

Harriet Jones contributed to this report.