Storm leaves behind icy mess

WTNH– Snow, freezing rain, and ice made for a messy and miserable day across our area. Tonight it will be the icy roads that are cause for concern.

Plows are working around the clock but there have been countless spin outs, and fender benders.

“Now that the storm has moved off shore, the concern is widespread icing on the roads. Another arctic blast is ushering in much colder temperatures so by tonight throughout the overnight hours, temperatures will bottom out in the teens. With that said, we are well below the freezing mark and all precipitation is going to freeze. Tomorrow morning, I expect travel troubles for the AM commute and stay tuned to News 8 for any school delays. Beyond this, temperatures trend colder and of course the next big story is the potential weekend storm,” said Meteorologist Erika Martin.

Governor Malloy has also said people still need to be careful if they’re heading out tonight.

“I do want to say as the temperatures drop into the teens tonight, you should be mindful that black ice will appear and could pop up anywhere in the state,” said Malloy.

The governor also expects full bus and train service to resume Thursday morning.

It’s been hard to clear sidewalks and driveways.

AAA reports there have been 572 calls for emergency road service in Greater Hartford and eastern Connecticut, which includes Hartford, Middlesex, Tolland, Windham and New London Counties. Calls have mostly regarded towing services and winch outs for cars stuck in the snow.

On Tuesday, there were 1,302 calls for service and since the start of the winter season, AAA received more than 43,000 calls.

It’s been rough going for everyone, including this ambulance trying to get from Parkway Place to East Main Street in Meriden. It got stuck in the snow.

Bradley Airport has canceled nearly 100 flights and had a dozen delays. Tweed has had no cancellations but some delays.

For Metro-North, the PM Peak will operate on reduced service on all three lines.

For the PM Peak Wednesday, some local and express trains that serve adjacent stations will operate combined and be making additional stops. Metro- North says “combined trains were chosen to minimize customer impacts and to get customers home within 10-15 minutes of their normal time.”

There will be hourly service after 9 PM,  and regular planned service for Thursday.

State and municipal plow trucks were out in force to clear the snow. The state had all 632 trucks, plus private contractors, working the highways.

For Wednesday, UI reported 3 power outages while CL&P reports 361.

As for weather related injuries, Hartford Hospital confirms they have at least one person who lost some fingers in a snow blower accident and many others were injured.

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