First Winter Snow Brings Traffic Chaos To Connecticut | Connecticut Public Radio

First Winter Snow Brings Traffic Chaos To Connecticut

Nov 15, 2018

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.

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.