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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 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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