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Following snow and sleet in CT, the forecast calls for an icy Wednesday morning commute

Snow plows clear a road in Mansfield, Ct., as schools closed and forecasts called for up to four inches of snow across the region.
Mark Mirko
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Connecticut Public
Snow plows clear a road in Mansfield, Conn., on the morning of January 16, 2024, as schools closed and forecasts called for up to four inches of snow across the region.

Schools across Connecticut are delaying classes on Wednesday following a mix of snow, rain and ice that covered the state.

The Wednesday morning commute could be icy in some parts of the state. The National Weather Service said some areas could experience black ice or patches of ice that can't be seen easily.

A period of freezing rain Tuesday afternoon resulted in a glaze of ice over snow in parts of interior Connecticut, the weather service said in an alert.

"Drivers are urged to take extra precautions, including driving at speeds dictated by conditions and leaving extra space between vehicles," the weather service said.

Parts of northern Connecticut saw up to 4 inches of snow on Tuesday. A winter weather advisory was in effect for much of the day across the state. Tuesday's weather closed schools and made commutes treacherous across Connecticut.

After morning snowflakes, late afternoon brought a mix of snow, sleet and rain across the northern and central parts of the state.

Much of central and northern Connecticut recorded at least 2 inches of snow on Tuesday. Areas along the coast saw 1 to 2 inches.

Icy spots were likely Tuesday night into Wednesday morning, Connecticut Public meteorologist Garett Argianas said. Plan for extra travel time, he said.

Tuesday's weather led to slick roads, snarling traffic and leading to accidents across the state. A tractor trailer hauling 40,000 pounds of bananas rolled over on Interstate 95 in Stonington. One person had minor injuries. And in North Haven, a tractor trailer was spotted hanging off an overpass.

School delays
Check for updates on delayed openings here and here.

Wednesday forecast
Wednesday will be cold and breezy. Wind chills will be in the single digits in the morning and climb into the teens by the afternoon.

Snowfall totals
Here's a look at how much snow fell across parts of Connecticut as of Tuesday afternoon, according to the National Weather Service:

Windham County
Killingly: 4 inches
Plainfield: 4 inches
Willimantic: 2.4 inches

Hartford County
Avon: 3 inches
Granby: 2 inches
Suffield: 2 inches
Bradley International Airport: 1.8 inches
Rocky Hill: 1.5 inches
Windsor: 1.5 inches
New Britain: .8 inches
West Hartford: .5 inches

Tolland County
Tolland: 2.5 inches
Staffordville: 2.2 inches
Hebron: 2 inches
Storrs: 1 inch

Fairfield County
Bridgeport: 2 inches
Weston: 1.8 inches
Norwalk: 1 inch
Stamford: 1 inch
Ridgefield: .8 inches
Brookfield: .7 inches

Middlesex County
Killingworth: 2 inches
Higganum: 1.6 inches

New Haven County
Guilford: 1.8 inches
North Haven: 1.7 inches
Hamden: .8 inches
Meriden: .5 inches

New London County
Norwich: 2.3 inches
Mystic: 2 inches
New London: 1.8 inches
Niantic: 1 inch