Tuesday snow will start during morning rush

A state plow clears snow from Route 8 southbound on Saturday morning near Exit 11 (lower Bridgeport Avenue) in Shelton.

Shelton schools are closed today, in response to weather predictions.

The coming snowstorm has prompted the National Weather Service to issue a Winter Weather Advisory for Fairfield and New Haven counties for Tuesday, Dec. 17 from 7 a.m.-6 p.m.

Forecasts call for 2 to 4 inches of snow, starting during the morning rush hour and increasing to levels considered “moderate” to “locally heavy” by mid morning. Snow is expected to taper off to snow showers by the afternoon rush hour, according to NWS.

Accumulating snow will create slippery roads and hazardous driving conditions, the NWS warns.

A Winter Weather Advisory also has been issued for Middlesex and New London counties in central and eastern Connecticut for Tuesday.


DMV cancels Tuesday road tests

Due to the impending snow, the state Department of Motor Vehicles has canceled road tests scheduled for Tuesday.

Visibility may be reduced to one-half mile or less for brief periods Tuesday morning, according to the NWS advisory.

A tree in Shelton is covered with a thin layer of ice from the snowstorm Saturday.
A tree in Shelton is covered with a thin layer of ice from the snowstorm Saturday.

Temperatures should be in the 20s on Tuesday and in the 30s on Wednesday, with lows in the teens late at night on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday.

Most of the snow from Saturday’s snowstorm now has been cleared. That system dropped 3 to 8 inches around the state. In Shelton, the storm ended with a thin layer of icing that covered trees and roads but caused few serious problems.