UPDATED: Monday, 10:22 a.m.
Town officials have suspended road widening efforts in order to reassign workers to lay down salt after freezing rain started to adversely effect roads. The main artery widening will continue at 11:30 a.m.
On the heels of a blizzard that dumped as much as two feet on the area overnight, the National Weather Service (NWS) is forecasting a period of freezing rain passing over southern and central Connecticut beginning early Monday morning.
Though the ice and snowfall from this front will not be substantial, current road conditions and areas of fog predicted to set in have prompted the NWS to issue a Hazardous Weather Outlook for Monday morning.
Road conditions and the potential for inclement weather have led the Southington schools, both public and private, to remain closed Monday and the district will need to take things "day-by-day" as the town continues to make driving conditions safer.
“Ice accumulations are expected to be minimal, only a couple hundredths of an inch,” according to the NWS, “However, this, combined with the recent heavy snowfall could result in slick travel conditions during the morning commute.”
As of the most recent forecasts, there is a 30 percent chance of freezing rain after 3 a.m. Monday, increasing to 90 percent by 9 a.m. Temperatures will warm throughout the day but periods of rain and freezing rain are expected through Monday evening.
Storm systems are also being tracked which could bring additional snow later in the week, according to the NWS.
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