About 4 inches of snow hit towns surrouding Bristol, several accidents reported throughout day

Published on Saturday, 18 January 2020 23:45
Written by Charles Paullin


BRISTOL – Some snow coated the roadways in Bristol and surrounding towns Saturday as several car accidents were reported in those areas.

About 4 inches of the white stuff had accumulated in Southington by 10 p.m., according to the National Weather Service. WFSB weather was calling for about 3-5 inches in the area. Snowfall began around 2:30 p.m. and took a brief pause around 4:45 p.m.

After the snow has stopped, the fast moving storm was expected to transition to rain but that wasn’t the case by 11:30 p.m.

Bristol, New Britain, Plainville and Southington and Newington enacted parking bans Saturday during the storm.

Motor vehicle accidents in Bristol on Willis Street and at the intersection of Riverside Avenue and Blakeslee Street were reported just as the snow started to fall.

Around the same time, an accident happened in Plainville on I-84 West before Exit 33.

An accident in Southington was reported around 6 p.m. on I-84 West around Exit 32 before another accident was reported in the same area around 8:20 p.m.

No major injuries were reported out of Southington and Plainville by around 8:30 p.m.

Temperatures were expected to rise to around 34 degrees by 2 a.m. Sunday, before climbing to near 38 degrees later on in the day with sunny skies, according to the National Weather Service. Wind gusts up to 22 miles per hour are also expected Sunday.

Charles Paullin can be reached at 860-801-5074 or cpaullin@centralctcommunications.com.

Posted in The Bristol Press, , Bristol, Forestville, Plainville, Plymouth, Southington Herald, Terryville on Saturday, 18 January 2020 23:45. Updated: Saturday, 18 January 2020 23:48.