CONNECTICUT, USA — Connecticut's first major snowstorm has coated towns with nearly 12 inches of snow. The heavy and wet Nor'easter snow led to school closings, canceled flights, and thousands of power outages throughout the state on Tuesday.
People saw a big difference in snowfall depending on where they lived. Some areas like East Hartford, Mansfield Center, Watertown, and New Milford saw less than two inches of snow. As a result, Gov. Ned Lamont called it a "unique winter storm."
More than 11 inches of snow have been recorded in Granby and Hartland, according to the National Weather Service.
Nor'easter creates winter wonderland in Connecticut
One thing cities and towns across the state shared was how wet and heavy the snow is.
Much of the snow has concentrated in the Northwest Hills and the Northeast, just north of Interstate-84. Snow is still going strong in the Northwest Hills even after hours of snow, the conditions are blizzard-like.
Drivers are urged to stay home as plow drivers continue to clear the roads. Roads remain dangerous with slushy and wet snow.
8,520 households lost power on Tuesday. Affecting areas in Goshen, Cornwall, Norfolk, Canaan, Sharon, Salisbury, and Litchfield.
Hundreds of travelers missed their flights when nearly 30 percent of flights were canceled for the day.
In Litchfield snow is sticking to trees, even bringing some down and pulling down wires, and crashes on Route 4 in Goshen left several hurt. Proving the Nor'easter to be anything but an easy-going storm.
Stafford is still experiencing wet and heavy snow that is not accumulating and melting off contact.
Jareliz Diaz is a digital content producer at FOX61 News. She can be reached at email@example.com
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