Winter Weather Advisory in Place as Snow Falls on Fairfield
As a light snow falls on Fairfield’s roads, a Winter Weather Advisory across most of Connecticut remains in place until 6 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 18.
At daybreak the snow began to fall in pockets across Fairfield County. The National Weather Service reports that snowfall could amount to one inch per hour, and New Haven Line trains are already experiencing short delays from the precipitation. Riders should anticipate the wait but listen for updates of arrival and departure times.
Drivers should also take extra precautions as 2-4 inches of snow will make roads slippery and accidents are more likely to occur in these conditions. Some basic safety tips include checking all lights and directional signals on the vehicle; topping off fluids; keeping the gas tank full; fitting the vehicle with snow tires; and driving a safe, slower speed for present conditions.
Later this week the area should be getting warmer temperatures, however a Winter Weather Advisory has been issued for most of Connecticut, the Hudson Valley, New York City, Long Island and northern New Jersey. Temperatures on Wednesday are forecast for highs in the 40s with some daytime rain; Thursday a high in the 40s but partly sunny with rain in the evening; Friday will warm up to highs in the 50s.
Winter car care is one of the most important aspects of staying safe when snow falls in Connecticut. If you or a loved one was hurt in a winter weather-related auto accident, contact Jonathan Perkins Injury Lawyers today for a free consultation of your case.