The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a winter weather advisory for black ice through 10 a.m. on Thursday, Feb. 6.
“Widespread black ice tonight into Thursday morning as standing water refreezes,” stated the NWS advisory, issued late Wednesday.
The NWS warned of “slippery conditions, especially on elevated roadways and untreated surfaces.”
Thursday’s weather in Shelton
As of 6:45 a.m., it is 18 degrees in Shelton. Today should be mostly sunny with a high of 26 degrees.
For the next few days, daytime highs in Shelton will be in the mid-20s and nighttime lows will be in the teens.
There is a chance for more snow on Saturday and Sunday, but neither system is expected to lead to significant accumulations.
Up to 7 inches fell in Shelton
Shelton received from 5 to 7 inches of snow during yesterday’s fast-moving storm. The precipitation changed to sleet and freezing rain during the course of the morning.
The condition of the roads improved during the day on Wednesday, as plows were able to reach more side streets. Most main roads are in good condition and Route 8 is in excellent condition.
Problem: Piles of snow in, near roads
One issue has been mounds of snow on the sides of roads, creating sight-line issues for motorists, plus smaller piles and clumps of snow in the roadways that can get caught underneath vehicles.
Many sidewalks in Shelton have not been cleared, leading to pedestrians walking in the roads.
Snowbanks have frozen over, with the temperature dropping to the mid-teens night.