Storm Prompts School, Business Closings in Conn. - NECN

Storm Prompts School, Business Closings in Conn.



    (NECN: Brian Burnell, Hartford, Conn.) - Schools across Connecticut are closed and
    many flights out of Bradley International Airport are canceled as
    forecasters predict a winter storm will dump up to 14 inches of
    snow in the state.

    The National Weather Service says most of Connecticut will see 6
    to 12 inches of snow by Wednesday night, while eastern Connecticut
    will get 10 to 14 inches. Forecasters also say wind gusts of up to
    35 mph in the afternoon could create hazardous driving conditions.
    Metro-North is planning extra outbound rail service out of New
    York from noon to 4 p.m., but significantly reduced service after 5
    Gov. M. Jodi Rell has activated a plan for staggered release
    times for major employers in the Hartford area, if state and other
    employees are allowed to leave work early.

    *Material from The Associated Press used in this report*