New Haven, Connecticut (AP) — A winter storm is forecast to bring a significant amount of snow to Connecticut on Tuesday, prompting the state to brace for hazardous travel conditions. The storm is expected to impact most of the state, with the possibility of accumulations ranging from 8 to 12 inches, while southeastern Connecticut might see slightly lower totals. The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Warning for the entire state, set to remain in effect from tonight through Tuesday afternoon.
Snowfall predictions and weather alerts are urging residents to stay updated with the latest forecasts and advisories. The storm’s potential impact on travel has prompted officials to warn drivers about the risks associated with winter weather. Safety reminders include giving extra time for travel, reducing driving speed, and making sure to keep headlights on while on the road. Additionally, drivers are advised not to utilize cruise control and to exercise caution around downed power lines, poles, or damaged electrical equipment.
Residents are also encouraged to stay informed about any school closures, delays, and traffic conditions before heading out, as the storm could lead to disruptions in various areas.
The public is urged to take necessary precautions and to prioritize safety during the expected inclement weather.Officials and emergency responders are also prepared to address any power outages or emergency situations that may arise as a result of the storm.