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Wednesday's Winter Storm Leaves Snow, Ice in Its Wake

"Travel will be extremely dangers due to significant show and ice accumulations," the National Weather Service cautioned in their updated report.

The snow and ice is expected to create hazardous travel conditions throughout the day Wednesday. Credit: Julie Weisberg
The snow and ice is expected to create hazardous travel conditions throughout the day Wednesday. Credit: Julie Weisberg
Update at 6:25 p.m.

This week's latest winter storm may have finally moved out to sea, but travel conditions will once again be slick tonight into Thursday morning's commute as temperatures drop into the teens — and the light freezing rain and melting slush ice over.

Update at 10:45 a.m.

Milford Police Citizens Academy session for today, Feb. 5 has been cancelled.

Update at 9:55 a.m.

Metro-North is experiencing delays up to 60 minutes and Gov. Malloy is asking people to stay home given the dangerous conditions on roads.

Update at 9:35 a.m.

The Town of Milford has extended the alternate side of the street parking rule until 5 p.m. today.

Update at 9:45 p.m.

All Milford Public Schools will be closed on Wednesday.

Update at 6:45 p.m.

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy's office announced a short time ago that he will partially activate the state’s Emergency Operations Center (EOC) at midnight tonight to monitor storm conditions across the state and prepare for the heavy snow forecasted to begin overnight and continue into the late afternoon Wednesday.

“After speaking with emergency management officials and assessing the current forecast, I am calling for the partial activation of the EOC tonight to better coordinate a rapid response to any problems that may arise during the height of the storm,” Malloy said. “Beginning early tomorrow morning, this storm is forecasted to produce very heavy snow, sleet, freezing rain and rain causing low visibility and deteriorating driving conditions. I am urging everyone to exercise caution if they must travel tomorrow.” 

Update at 4:15 p.m.

The National Weather Service has just issued an updated winter storm warning for tomorrow's "significant winter storm" that calls for a another round of up to 8 inches of heavy snow, as well as one-quarter of an inch of ice.

The warning will go into effect midnight and run through to 7 p.m. Wednesday. 
The snow is expected to begin shortly after midnight and then mixing with with and changing over to sleet and freezing rain late Wednesday.

"Travel will be extremely dangers due to significant show and ice accumulations," the meteorologists stated in their report. 

They added that the combination of snow and ice could knock down tree limbs and power lines.

Milford Patch will continue to provide weather-related updates, including school closures and town snow emergency information, as the storm system moves into and impacts our area.

Original Story

Monday's winter storm may be over — but don't put that snow shovel back into the garage yet.

The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm watch for Milford, as well as much of the rest of the region for late Tuesday night through into Wednesday afternoon.

Snow accumulations with this new storm system are expected to reach totals of some 6 to 10 inches, along with one-tenth of an inch of ice.

The snow will begin late Tuesday night and continue into the early morning, and then shift into sleet and freezing rain later Wednesday.

The snow and ice is expected to create hazardous travel conditions throughout the day Wednesday.

Milford Patch will continue to provide weather-related updates as the system impacts the area.
CB February 04, 2014 at 07:12 AM
Enough, already with the snow.
Julie Weisberg (Editor) February 04, 2014 at 10:17 AM
CB: I wish I could say it's over, but looks like we may have another significant snow fall Sunday into Monday. Father Winter isn't done with us yet!
CB February 04, 2014 at 11:05 AM
Change February to Snowruary.
liz February 04, 2014 at 12:50 PM
Its called "Global Warming" oh no, the liberal/democrats, changed the name to "Climate Change". Just like socialist to liberal to progressive. It is just an old fashioned New England Winter in February.
John Hanks February 04, 2014 at 02:04 PM
I wouldn't mind the snow so much if: 1. People knew how to responsibly drive in the snow (I'm sure in other parts of the country where it snows a lot, people do... just not around here). 2. If I didn't have to shovel the end of my driveway twice because the plows don't seem to do the complete job the first time. And 3. If snow removal in this town was handled properly. Milford just isn't good at handling snow removal after snowfall.. whether it be 3 inches or 8+ inches.
MikeP February 04, 2014 at 02:04 PM
Hopefully the next round of snow will cover up Liz's Troll footprints in this thread.
CB February 04, 2014 at 02:15 PM
The plows often have to do two passes on streets due to parked cars.
Chris February 04, 2014 at 04:25 PM
Groan.
Tmc February 05, 2014 at 12:45 AM
The guys who plows my street is actually pretty good; even squares off the corners.
Fake Name February 05, 2014 at 06:15 AM
I'm thankful for the robocall I got from the mayor himself reminding me that it snows in Winter. Not much happening at city hall yesterday...
CB February 05, 2014 at 12:06 PM
Where is the Snow Plow???
tlkensington February 05, 2014 at 01:10 PM
I haven't seen any plows. Not one. My road hasn't been touch. Typically by now, I would have seen a plow at least once. Luckily I can still get out without a problem, but a couple neighbors have needed a push.
BJ February 05, 2014 at 01:37 PM
Get a 4WD vehicle or stay home or at least stop complaining. My road in Milford was unplowed at 7 a.m. when I left for New Haven, no problem for my 4WD Jeep. I95 was a mess, no problem for my Jeep, either. How nice if somebody at the Patch could ever get off his/her a$$ and actually do some real reporting, maybe challenge the mayor about plowing or the lack thereof. Jason did all second-hand reporting, very, very little original stuff, and so far it looks like Julie will be no better. Any wonder why the whole Patch network is a miserable failure?
tlkensington February 05, 2014 at 02:07 PM
I have a 4wd SUV and snow tires, which are key. I'm fine. My neighbors aren't. I had to help them out. If I not mistaken, Jason had multiple towns to cover. Patch has been downsizing for a while. Now there are 6 or so people covering the remaining town pages in Connecticut. I tend to cut the editors some slack. They are overworked. Even more so now. They also tend to get some stories up before the Mirror in Milford. Problem with local news these days is that no one is really covering it. Back in the day the New Haven Register had an office in Milford to cover news here. Not anymore. Has enabled local government to get away with somethings. So I think you should cut Julie some slack. She also responds on posts faster than Jason., which is nice. The one thing snow related I would love to know are the plowing routes. There are 22ish routes. I would love to know what they are. I also would love to see GPS units put on the plows and a website to track the progress. New York has this. Too bad it is expensive.
CB February 05, 2014 at 02:11 PM
2:09 and no plow. It's not 2 feet of snow where are these guys. If they plowed earlier it wouldn't have been so heavy from the rain. Getting cabin fever, can you tell.
Michael Brown February 05, 2014 at 02:17 PM
There is definitely something wrong with the way public works does this plowing. They plowed past my street 3 times. Actually touched-up the other streets. I called the mayor. I also my alderman who called public works. The mayor came by to look and then made a call. Finally they came down my street. Very inefficient use of public officials.
tlkensington February 05, 2014 at 02:19 PM
Okay its bad when Mike complains.
CB February 05, 2014 at 02:23 PM
Can you call the mayor and tell him to get someone over here to plow my street
MikeP February 05, 2014 at 02:59 PM
My street was plowed at 6am this morning. They only made one pass and havent seen them since. I'm not complaining but pointing out that this storm response is much different. I usually see them multiple times & make multiple passes as I live on a steep hill and thus get priority.
tlkensington February 05, 2014 at 03:05 PM
Thats what's perplexing me so much. This response seems very different. Why is it?
Michael Brown February 05, 2014 at 03:11 PM
@CB - Yes. Will call and send them right over to Fake Person Street.
Michael Brown February 05, 2014 at 03:13 PM
Some how my neighbors found out the name of the plow guy for our area. They say they're going to track him down.
CB February 05, 2014 at 03:21 PM
Thanks Michael Brown! :)
tlkensington February 05, 2014 at 03:24 PM
Okay so the plow just came. I thing the snow is too heavy for the plows to go quickly.
FrustratedInMilford February 05, 2014 at 05:25 PM
It's after 5:00 pm and still haven't seen a plow yet and it's not even the Storm of the Century. Street is impassable. Our tax dollars at work.
Tmc February 05, 2014 at 06:11 PM
They were working in tandems; two plows for every rte it seems, and they weren't going slow. They were tearing down my street at at least 35 mph... at least its done.
CB February 05, 2014 at 06:12 PM
Done till Sunday when it snows again. Yikes!

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