Minor snowstorm in area, minor fire in New Britain Monday morning

Published on Monday, 18 February 2019 20:42
Written by Charles Paullin


NEW BRITAIN - A small fire damaged ductwork at a city business Monday morning.

Three engines and one ladder truck were sent at 8:30 a.m. to 145 Edgewood Drive, the location of B&F Machine Co. The fire was contained to the ductwork on the side of the building, Fire Chief Raul Ortiz said.

Minimal damage was reported and the company did not lose any work time, Ortiz said.

The fire was still being investigated by the Fire Marshal’s Office later Monday.

Also Monday morning, 2 to 4 inches of snow fell across Northern and Central Connecticut, part of a storm that began Sunday night. In the New Britain area, no storm-related accidents were reported by police. Bristol reported one minor two-car collision Monday, but damage was minimal and no injuries were reported.

Roads were plowed down to the blacktop by 10:30 a.m. in New Britain.

Amy Parmenter, a spokeswoman for AAA, said her organization wasn’t particularly busy helping motorists, as traffic was lighter than usual due to Presidents Day.

Late Monday morning and afternoon saw a mix of rain and snow showers, with skies eventually clearing and temperatures climbing to around 36 degrees by 5 p.m., according to WFSB.

There is the potential for another storm Wednesday night into Thursday morning, starting as snow and turning to sleet, freezing rain and rain, the television station reported. Another mixed-precipitation event is possible on Sunday, WFSB said.

Charles Paullin can be reached at 860-801-5074 or cpaullin@centralctcommunications.com.

Posted in New Britain Herald, Berlin, General News, New Britain, Newington, Plainville, Southington Herald on Monday, 18 February 2019 20:42. Updated: Monday, 18 February 2019 20:44.