Driving conditions are difficult and numerous accidents have been reported as snow winds down after dumping several inches across the state.
White-out conditions affected travel on Interstate 84 in the Manchester area and police had to close Cedar Mountain in Newington because it was impassible. The road has since reopened.
Route 12 in Plainfield has also been closed due to a fatal crash.
State police said they have responded to 72 crashes, including nine with minor injuries. They responded to 850 calls for service and provided assistance to 108 drivers.
Since midnight, AAA has received 928 calls for emergency road service in Hartford, Middlesex, Tolland, Windham and New London counties, many of which were for stuck cars, jump starts and battery service.
A number of schools closed in advance of the storm. UConn canceled classes at its Storrs and Greater Hartford campuses starting at 2 p.m. Central Connecticut State University closed at 1:30 p.m.
In addition to several schools, businesses began closing ahead of the storm and several parking bans have been issued. Check for snow closings and delays here.
The state Board of Education rescheduled a meeting planned for tonight. The meeting will now be held Monday, Feb. 24 at 5:30 p.m. at the Journalism and Media Magnet Academy, 150 Tower Avenue in Hartford.
At Bradley Airport, six flights were canceled and several more were delayed. Passengers are advised to check with their airlines prior to traveling.
The state Department of Motor Vehicle canceled all Tuesday road tests. To reschedule, call 860-263-5700 if you're in the Hartford area or 1-800-842-8222 outside Hartford.
All Department of Motor Vehicle officers closed at 2:15 p.m. because of the weather.
The DMV is also reminding drivers that they are required to remove snow and ice from hoods, trunks and roofs or face fines ranging from $75 to $1,250.
Drivers of commercial vehicles and passenger cars and trucks who drive a vehicle with accumulated snow and ice can be fined $75. However, the law calls for stiffer penalties when there’s personal or property damage from the flying elements.
In cases like that, the driver of a commercial vehicle faces a fine up to $1,250 and a passenger car or small truck driver can be fined up to $1,000. Drivers are exempt from the fines when the snow, sleet and freezing rain begins or continues while the vehicle is traveling. Parked vehicles are also exempt from the required removal of ice and snow.
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