Hail and snow make for slippery conditions in Connecticut

Schools were closed in anticipation of sleet and snow, and plow cars took to the road as soon as the first flakes started flying.

NEW HARTFORD, Conn. – Another round of winter weather hit Connecticut on Friday. This time it was sleet, icy rain and a little bit of snow that made for slippery conditions.

“It’s a little hard because it’s not as much snow as ice, so it’s going to be a little hard,” New Hartford’s Bradley Kane said.

In New Hartford, it’s not something they’re not used to seeing at this time of year.

“None of us can stop this weather. We’re Litchfield County, tough New Englanders,” said New Hartford’s Jacob Breitkreutz.

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However, the people were still cautious. Schools were closed in anticipation of sleet and snow, and plow cars took to the road as soon as the first flakes started flying.

It was appreciated by those who had to get out on what was otherwise a quiet night in the center of town.

“It was pretty icy when I left and I’m sure it will be pretty icy tomorrow,” Kane said.

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The weather also caused problems for air travel. Bradley International Airport saw several delays and cancellations as many states felt the impact of this winter storm.

“Delayed, from Delta. But you know, we travel a lot, so we kind of know how that goes. Usually they just tease you with one delay, then there’s another one, so we may or may not leave,” said Matt Quist , of Minneapolis, Minn.

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Passengers trying to reach their destination kept a close eye on their flights, hoping theirs would arrive on time.

“Definitely concerned. Not only that it was going to be cancelled, but there were very few flight options this weekend, so I was concerned,” said Larry Dvorin of West Hartford.

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