About 2 inches of snow accumulates throughout area

About 2 inches of snow accumulates throughout area

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About two inches of snow accumulated in the area on Wednesday.

Gary Lessor, meteorologist with the Weather Center at Western Connecticut State University, said 2.3 inches had accumulated in Southington at approximately 3 p.m. There were intermittent reports of light snow throughout the afternoon.

The storm brought less snow than forecast because it shifted west, bringing warmer temperatures.

Wallingford Public Works Director Henry McCully said warmer temperatures and less than expected snowfall helped road crews, which began working at 2 a.m. and finished around 3:30 p.m.

“Right now we’re in good shape,” he said. “We probably expected more and we got less, but we’re not going to complain about that.”

Schools in Meriden, Wallingford, Southington and Cheshire were closed Wednesday.

There was a delay on Interstate 691 east by exit 5 after a tractor trailer struck a fence early Wednesday morning, according to the state Department of Transportation. The crash was reported around 5:30 a.m., closing one lane to traffic. State police said there were no reported injuries and the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection was requested to respond for a fuel spill.

State police said they responded to almost 550 calls for service and more than 40 accidents by 10 a.m. Wednesday.

Police in Meriden, Wallingford, Southington, and Cheshire said there were no reports of any serious storm-related incidents.

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