SHELTON WEATHER UPDATE: Snow has stopped for now
As of 1:20 p.m. on Tuesday, the snow has stopped in southern Shelton and there is no rain falling at this time.
It appears the area has received about two inches of snow so far from the fast-moving coastal storm.
The storm was forecast to bring from 2 to 6 inches of snow, followed by rain in the late afternoon.
The heaviest snow fell in the mid to late morning, causing problems with the morning commute. It was especially slippery snow that led to traction problems for many motorists on the roads.
Snow coming down fast in Shelton; Accident on Route 8 exit ramp
Snow is coming down at a fast rate in Shelton, as of 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 18. (Photos by Brad Durrell)
Most roads are snow covered, with a slushy-snowy mix causing slippery conditions. It appears an inch or two inches of snow has fallen, some in a light, pellet-like form.
Some vehicles are having trouble gaining traction from stop signs and stop lights due to the slick roads, and other cars are struggling to climb uphill inclines.
There’s already been one fender-bender, with a minor accident at the Route 8 southbound Exit 13 on Bridgeport Avenue.
Two vehicles appear to have hit each other. One car is parked at the end of the exit ramp in the middle, close to Bridgeport Avenue, while the other is on the side. Damage appears minimal to the vehicles.
The motorists involved are standing outside one of the cars waiting for assistance.