Since midnight Saturday, AAA's Roadside Rescue Team has received 810 calls for emergency road service in Greater Hartford and eastern Connecticut (Hartford, Middlesex, Tolland, Windham, and New London Counties). Common calls include requests for towing service, jump starts, lockouts and winch outs (vehicles off the roadway).
Plows are out in full force on the streets of Middletown. Mayor Dan Drew has issued a parking ban for all city streets.
We're not alone in getting this storm in Connecticut or even the Northeast. According to CNN, this particular snowstorm is 1,000 miles in size and is affecting a third of the U.S.
Check back with Middletown Patch throughout the weekend for closings, cancelations and other information.
Four city lots downtown are available to motorists for off-street parking:
- Corner of Washington and Broad streets
- Corner of Grand and Main streets
- Broad Street, across from the Russell Library
- Melilli Plaza, behind Main Street Market
On Saturday night, according to the NWS, there will be snow before 1 a.m., then snow, freezing rain and sleet. It will be blustery, with a northeast wind of 11 to 20 miles per hour and ice accumulation of around a 0.1 of an inch possible. New snow and sleet accumulation, the NWS says could be as much as 4 to 8 inches.
Sunday will see a chance of freezing rain and sleet before 9 a.m., then a chance of rain between then and noon. It'll be partly sunny, with a high near 39.
A winter storm warning for heavy snow means severe winter weather conditions are expected or occurring, according to the NWS. Significant amounts of snow are forecast that will make travel dangerous.
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