The first snow of the season dumped about 7 inches on Shelton, causing schools to be closed Thursday and some hazardous driving before roads were cleared.

The Nor’easter, which was initially predicted to bring mostly rain and sleet, ended up bringing significant snowfall.

In Sandy’s wake, power outages were finally down to about 11 Wednesday morning but shot back up Wednesday afternoon to 1,304 customers without power. However, UI got most people back online later that evening, as snow continued to pile up. By Thursday afternoon, 8 people in Shelton didn’t have power.

The snow may not be around much longer and was already starting to melt late Thursday morning.

By Friday, temperatures are supposed to reach 52 during the day, according to the National Weather Service. By Sunday, the high will be near 62.