One-two winter punch expected into weekend

Published on Thursday, 17 January 2019 20:34
Written by Karla Santos

@KarlaSantosNBH

A weak storm is forecast to bring light snow to the area this morning, but a bigger one is expected to arrive Saturday evening into Sunday.

WFSB meteorologist Mark Dixon told The Herald that about 2 inches of snow was expected to fall overnight and early today. The high temperature today is expected to be around 38 degrees.

According to Dixon, snow will start to fall Saturday night. This storm is expected to bring significant precipitation on Sunday.

Because the storm has not yet developed, it is too early to predict its impact, Dixon said. He said snow, rain, sleet or freezing rain all could be possible.

Southington announced that roads were going to be pre-treated Thursday afternoon.

The town is anticipating trees down and other ice-related issues and said that it may be necessary to leave some snow on the roads before sleet and freezing rain falls, since scraping everything off and then getting ice could create even more dangerous road conditions.

Plainville Assistant Town Manager Scott Colby said town roads were treated Thursday night and cleaned this morning.

Crews are also ready to treat and clean the roads over the weekend. The town has six to eight trucks plus contractors depending on the significance of the snowfall.

Karla Santos can be reached at 860-801-5079 or ksantos@centralctcommunications.com.



Posted in New Britain Herald, Berlin, General News, New Britain, Plainville, Southington Herald on Thursday, 17 January 2019 20:34. Updated: Thursday, 17 January 2019 20:37.