A bit of winter arrived early today as snow began to accompany a steady rainfall, with small amounts of snow accumulation already starting.
The nor'easter is bringing heavy, wet snow along with winds to the mid-Atlantic states and up through New England, with 10 inches of accumulation expected in some places according to the Wall Street Journal. Although businesses and traffic were chugging along as usual in New London, the city will take a hit from the storm as well. According to the National Weather Service, the rain is expected to turn completely to snow over the evening, bringing between five and nine inches of accumulation. Winds were predicted to be in the 22 to 28 miles per hour range, with gusts of up to 65 miles per hour. Snow and winds will continue tomorrow, although accumulation will decrease to less than half an inch.
The second night of was canceled as a result of the inclement weather. The New London Fire Department said there have not been any major problems as a result of the storm.
In Connecticut, Gov. Dannel Malloy signed an order banning all non-emergency vehicles from the Wilbur Cross and Merritt Parkways this afternoon. The snow also brought about downed trees and power lines and road closings across the state, with over 12,000 United Illuminating customers in the dark according to The Hour.
Connecticut Light and Power reported a quarter of the state's customers had lost electricity, totaling 320,500 customers as of 6:10 p.m. Only two New London customers had been affected by that time. Shortly after 5 p.m., the company announced that it was opening its emergency operations center in Berlin.
We took a walk around town to check out some of the effects of the storm. Do you have any nor'easter photos to add to this article?