Much of Connecticut ground to a halt Thursday evening, as drivers and state crews seemed caught unaware by the first snow of the winter.
Several stretches of I-84 westbound were closed for a time during the evening because of accidents, as vehicles lost control in the slippery conditions.
The Merritt Parkway became a parking lot with drivers reporting a three-hour wait in their cars before plow trucks arrived to clear the road.
Traffic now at Massive Stand Still. Freezing rain has likely made the road more treacherous for drivers not aware of the road conditions.
Nearly 3HRS not one Plow Truck. @CTDOT_Statewide @GovMalloyOffice pic.twitter.com/dIEl5NkMza
— Shafiq RF Abdussabur (@boldminds) November 16, 2018
Most of the state was affected by snow beginning around 5:00 pm, with some places reporting as much as 10 inches through the night.
Meteorologist Garett Argianas said there will be early rain and ice in some spots for the morning commute. But it could turn back into snow from 9:00-11:00 am.
Several school districts throughout the state have already called for closures Friday.