STORM UPDATE: A lull in the storm, but thin coat on ice on surfaces

A tow truck driver and state trooper assist a motorist on the side of Route 8 southbound, near Exit 13 in Shelton, at about 2:30 p.m. Thursday. (Photo by Brad Durrell)

A tow truck driver and state trooper assist a motorist on the side of Route 8 southbound, near Exit 13 in Shelton, at about 2:30 p.m. Thursday. (Photo by Brad Durrell)

Shelton is getting a break in the precipitation, as of 4:15 p.m. The rain that was coming down in the mid-afternoon has now stopped.

Paved surfaces where the snow has been cleared are very icy, with a thin layer of ice having formed. It is 27 degrees in Shelton, according to the National Weather Service (NWS).

About 7.5 inches of snow has fallen in the city so far, combined with some sleet, freezing rain, and rain.

Forecasters expect it to start snowing again this evening, with temperatures perhaps dropping a few more degrees. Another 3 to 5 inches of snow and sleet could fall during the course of the night, according to the most recent NWS forecast.

 

EARLIER STORY: As of 3 p.m. in Shelton, it is raining — despite with the temperature being in the high 20s (the atmosphere is warmer).

About 7.5 inches of snow has fallen in the city so far, combined with some sleet, freezing rain and now rain.

The precipitation is expected to change back to snow later tonight, as it gets colder, and another 4 to 8 inches of snow could fall, according to the National Weather Service.

Most of the main roads are passable, although they have some snow, slush and ice on them. Many state and city plows are working on the roads, and traffic is light but noticeably busier than it was this morning.

Route 8 is in drivable condition, but the exit and entrance ramps still have quite a bit of snow.

Piles of snow in the roads, many from private contractors clearing driveways, is an issue.

 

 

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