Day After Nor’easter May Bring More Snow, Weather Service Says


The National Weather Service is warning people to watch for icy roads and snow squalls Wednesday as they recover from the third nor’easter in less than two weeks.

The service warned that snow squalls and brief, heavy snow showers are possible across much of southern New England, mostly in the late afternoon and overnight. A very quick coating of up to 3 inches is possible.

Snow blanketed the state on Tuesday, but really buried eastern Connecticut, with some towns getting 20 inches of snow. On Wednesday, some schools — mostly in the east — delayed classes.

Schoolchildren across the state got a whole day off Tuesday, and Gov. Dannel P. Malloy closed state offices and told nonessential first-shift employees to stay home. When the storm began to let up Tuesday afternoon, Malloy ordered second-shift employees to go to work.

By mid-afternoon, the snow had stopped falling over western Connecticut and was winding down in central Connecticut, but eastern Connecticut still had a long way to go, said Gary Lessor, chief meteorologist at the Western Connecticut State University Weather Center.

The snow totals ranged from a few inches to more than 20.

Windham and New London counties got the most snow and Norwich appears to have led the state at 20.5 inches, Lessor said. East Killingly got 20.1 inches, Sprague got 20 inches, North Stonington 18.5, Eastford 18, Waterford and Chaplin 17.5, Danielson 17, Ledyard Center 16.5 inches, and 16.2 inches in Pomfret.

Closer to Hartford, snow totals were less. Manchester got 4.8 inches, Enfield 2.9 inches, Somers 6.2, Farmington 5.4, Granby 8, Canton 9, Tolland 10.1 inches, Burlington 11, Columbia 7.8, Bradley International Airport 5.3 and Wethersfield 4 inches.

In western Connecticut, Newtown got 10.8 inches, Easton 9.5, and Oxford 9. m.

2018-03-14 10:50:00

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