Slick Roads With First Snow

As of 5:50 am Wolcott schools are still on schedule, but a lake effect snow band that shot through the area is causing numerous accidents and delays on area roads and highways.

THe band started after 5 pm yesterday and was heaviest in Watertown and the Litchfield Hills. The snow band emanates from Lake Ontario in a South-easterly direction over Litchfield County, through Watertown, Wolcott, and overnight it went further into Wallingford. As of this morning, Rt. 6 in Plymouth is down to one lane east of Rt. 262 and Rt. 202 in Litchfield is closed. I-84 eastbound in Middlebury is open, but the highway in both directions in Waterbury are snow covered. There are numerous accidents on I-91 in Wallingford.

Snowfall amounts vary by location. Most of Wolcott only received a dusting, but the snow was reported to be consistent through most of last evening in Watertown.

Lake effect snow is not uncommon in Wolcott, even though this band originates near Oswego NY at the eastern edge of Lake Ontario. That’s an over 5 hour drive from here. Most of the stars were visible in Wolcott even though the snow was falling lightly from clouds further away. It made for a uniquely beautiful, if cold night.

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