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Nor'easter Wallops Connecticut

Just a week after Superstorm Sandy blew through the state, residents were battered again Wednesday and into today by a storm that dumped as much as 10 inches of snow on some towns.

 

At least two people died in car accidents Wednesday as another powerful storm rocked the state, dumping several inches of snow on some towns - particularly those in the southwest part of Connecticut - and snarling afternoon commutes on many highways.

Just as UI was completing the last power restorations in Connecticut from Sandy, the newest storm hit Connecticut, beginning Wednesday morning. It snowed throughout the day, most heavily along the shoreline and southern interior portions of the state, and overnight.

UI officials on Wednesday said they were prepared to react to this latest storm. As of this morning UI was reporting 466 customers without power, 74 of those in Hamden.

Many across the state today awoke to a winter wonderland, school delays or, as is the case in Hamden, school cancellations.

Two people died in separate car accidents during the day Wednesday, one in Lebanon when a car flipped over, the other on Route 20 in East Granby, according to reports from the Hartford Courant and Granby-East Granby Patch.

The eastbound lanes of Route 2 in Marlborough were shutdown for hours late Wednesday afternoon when a tractor trailer truck jackknifed between exits 13 and 16. Some Hartford commuters reported being stuck on the highway for more than an hour as police diverted traffic off Exit 12 in Marlborough or Route 13 in East Hampton. That put commuters on snow-covered secondary roads where they slipped and slid or got stuck on unplowed back roads.

The National Weather Service says that temperaturs are expected to climb into the 40s today and down into the 20s tonight. It is predicted to stay in the 50s Friday and Saturday and reach into the 60s by Sunday.

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