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Winter Weather Advisory In Effect Through Monday Morning Commute

Conn DOT truck parked in front of Cumberland Farms Sunday night. Photo credit: Pem McNerney
Conn DOT truck parked in front of Cumberland Farms Sunday night. Photo credit: Pem McNerney
A winter weather advisory is in effect until Monday at 9 a.m. for Madison and the surrounding area, according to the National Weather Service. 

Connecticut Department of Transportation trucks with plows were parked in Madison in front of Cumberland Farms, and another in front of Academy School as of 9 p.m. Additional trucks were already on I-95.

The advisory is in effect for southern Fairfield, southern New Haven, southern Middlesex, and southern New London counties in Connecticut, along with several counties in New York and New Jersey. 

Snow, sleet, and freezing rain are expected overnight, the National Weather Service says. There could be snow accumulations of up to one inch, along with up to a tenth of an inch of ice. Temperatures will be in the low 30's.  

"Light snow and sleet will return to the region after midnight, then change to freezing rain late tonight and to all-rain after the Monday morning rush," the NWS said. "Icy conditions will result in hazardous travel through the Monday morning rush, especially on bridges, overpasses, and untreated roads." 

"A winter weather advisory means that periods of snow, sleet, or freezing rain will cause travel difficulties. Be prepared for slippery roads and limited visibilities and use caution while driving." 
Jay D December 08, 2013 at 11:43 PM
Is that Chief Drumm in the driver's seat?
Pem McNerney (Editor) December 09, 2013 at 12:12 PM
I spoke with the gentleman driving the truck and he was not Chief Drumm.
Jay D December 09, 2013 at 12:15 PM
Ok good! The driver needs to be vigilant. At any moment, Chief Drumm can stop the truck, remove the driver and start plowing rt 1
Gus R. Horvath December 09, 2013 at 02:01 PM
Jay D. BPR is a state highway. In 49 years in Madison only remember one occasion Madison PWD plowed it.
Pem McNerney (Editor) December 09, 2013 at 02:03 PM
unusual storms call for unusual measures. this storm, thankfully, was pretty tame.
Jay D December 09, 2013 at 03:58 PM
@gus. I understand its a state highway. What was the occasion you remember?
Gus R. Horvath December 09, 2013 at 07:17 PM
Jay D. Last winters storm.
Jay D December 09, 2013 at 07:21 PM
Ok..btw during that storm, chief Drumm told the state dot payload operator to get of the vehicle and the chief plowed downtown

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