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The first flurries of an overnight storm stocked with every type of precipitation winter has to offer have set in over Bridgeport.
Between one and three inches of snow is expected fall over coastal Fairfield County and continue into the early morning hours, according to National Weather Service forecasts.
The snowfall could be more significant further inland, according to forecaster Quincy Vagell of WXEdge.com. As much as eight inches of snow could fall in parts of the state further north of the coast, depending mostly on elevation.
The snow will give way to freezing rain and sleet until about dawn, when warming temperatures will add rain into the wintry mix, which will continue into the afternoon.
A winter weather advisory remains in effect until 10 a.m. Tuesday.
The weather will likely leave roads slick by about midnight tonight, said WTNH meteorologist Gil Simmons said.
“Get to where you are going tonight as soon as you can,” he said.
But with a low of 32 degrees overnight and a mix of snow, sleet and freezing rain, Tuesday morning’s commute could be the one affected most by the storm.
Bridgeport began its storm preparations Monday afternoon sending out trucks to treat streets in anticipation of the storm, according to Mayor Bill Finch’s office.
The heavy snowfall is causing some difficulty in delivering newspapers to our subscribers this morning. To make up for any inconveniences, we are offering our e-edition of the paper for free today.
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Here are snowfall totals compiled from the National Weather Service.
Please note the list does not include all communities because the NWS does not have weather observers/spotters in all towns.
NEWTOWN 13.1 inches
NEW CANAAN 12.8 inches
DANBURY 11.6 inches
GREENWICH 10 inches
REDDING 10 inches
STAMFORD 10 inches
NORWALK 9.5 inches
BROOKFIELD 8.5 inches
BRIDGEPORT 9 inches
WESTON 7 inches
DARIEN 6.5 inches
OLD GREENWICH 6 inches
NEW HAVEN COUNTY
WOLCOTT 14.5 inches
WOODBRIDGE 13.5 inches
SEYMOUR 12 inches
SOUTHBURY 10.5 inches
OXFORD 10.5 inches
MERIDEN 9.5 inches
BEACON FALLS 8.3 inches
WATERBURY 7 inches
NEW HAVEN 7 inches
NEW HARTFORD 9.8 inches
NORFOLK 8.2 inches
WINSTED 8 inches
THOMASTON 8 inches
LITCHFIELD 7.5 inches
TORRINGTON 6.5 inches
Heavy, wet snow is causing scattered power outages throughout the state.
As of 9 a.m. Connecticut Light and Power Co. was reporting 7,784 people without power. Most of the outages were reported in central and southeastern Connecticut.
CL&P reported that a handful of customers without the juice in Oxford and Wilton.
To check the latest CL&P outages, click here.
United Illuminating has only 16 customers without power, most of them in woodsy Easton.
To check UI’s outage map, click here.
The Daniel Wasson Connector in Milford is subect to being shut down until a plow can clear it, state officials said. The connector joins the parkways to I-95.
The Merritt Parkway is dangerous, State police say, especially near Exit 44 southbound in Fairfield.
I-95 northbound is shut down completely in Clinton by a jackknifed tractor-trailer.
I-84 between Danbury and Waterbury is choked by spinouts.
I-91 in Rocky Hill has four disabled tractor trailers blocking all but 1 of the northbound lanes.
Metro-North’s New Haven Line trains are running close to normal with no major problems reported.
It did urge caution with slippery conditions on platforms.
The biggest problem Metro-North is reporting are delays on it’s Waterbury branch line.
Shortly after 6 a.m., Metro-North said the Waterbury train was delayed 45 minutes because of “mechanical difficulties.”
About a half-hour later, it said bus service would be provided.
For the latest updates go here.