Storm leaves power outages, downed trees and slushy roads

(WTNH/ Brian Spyros)

(WTNH)– A lot of people are dealing with a bad mix of power outages, snow pileups and downed trees across the state on Thursday.

Many drivers are heading back on the road after Wednesday’s big snowstorm. Commuters will be greeted with slushy, snowy roads that may be slick.

Tree/power lines down across Marvelwood Drive in #NewHaven. We’re live in the weather jeep with road conditions across the state from 4-7am!

— Brian Spyros (@BrianSpyros) March 8, 2018

Driving down Birchwood Drive in #Hamden #Connecticut. Trees/power lines down. Highways in good shape. Side roads are a mess! Be careful driving. @WTNH @StormTeam8 @ABC @GMA

— Brian Spyros (@BrianSpyros) March 8, 2018

“Our utilities have hundreds of local contractors, personnel and tree resources across the state are working to restore power in a safe manner,” stated Gov. Dannel Malloy. “Their first priority today will be to handle public safety requests.”

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Check out these uprooted trees on Route 77 in #Guilford. @WTNH #WTNHweather

— Stephanie Simoni (@StephanieSimoni) March 8, 2018

Thousands of people across the state are also in the dark due to power outages.

A very precarious situation in #Killingworth. More than 90% without power here. #WTNHweather @WTNH

— Stephanie Simoni (@StephanieSimoni) March 8, 2018

Its like power line limbo out here in #Madison. Wires are hanging low. Be careful! #WTNHweather @WTNH

— Stephanie Simoni (@StephanieSimoni) March 8, 2018

It’s a mess across the state … but it sure does look beautiful against the blue sky. #Southington @WTNH

— Brian Spyros (@BrianSpyros) March 8, 2018

In terms of when the power will come back on, people are asked to be patient and check in with their utility companies.

News 8 has the latest on the storm clean up and road conditions in the videos above.