Storm brings about 10 inches of snow to area

Storm brings about 10 inches of snow to area

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About 10 inches of snow fell throughout the area Sunday night and Monday morning.

Snow accumulations varied greatly throughout the state, said Gary Lessor, meteorologist at the Western Connecticut State University Weather Center. Southington had about 9 inches of snow while Wallingford had 11 inches. The northeast corner of Connecticut received between 11 and 16 inches.

The road surfaces were warmer due to the time of the year, which led to melting Monday morning and eased cleanup and melting.

Historically, March averages just above 6 inches of snow, Lessor said.

Public schools in Meriden, Wallingford, Southington and Cheshire were closed Monday. Almost 6,000 Eversource Energy customers were without power Monday morning. Fewer than 30 customers were without power in Meriden, Southington and Cheshire. Wallingford Public Utilities Director Rick Hendershot said the Electric Division did not have any outages during or following the storm. 

Temperatures Monday were forecast to rise into the 40s, before falling below freezing for the rest of the week.

Meriden police said wires were down on Fourth Street as well as Guerney Avenue. Portions of those streets were closed while Eversource responded. Police in Wallingford, Southington and Cheshire did not report any road closures from the storm.


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