Since we're in the midst of another winter storm, I thought I'd try the live/open thread thing again.
If you're leaving work early, leave a comment here and let everyone know how the roads are out there. I'll add your comments to this thread for all to read as well as post photos and video footage of the conditions outside.
1:00 PM: From the News Channel 8 noon broadcast, here's Dr. Mel's forecast for the area.
2:00 PM: The the storm changing from snow to a mix of snow and ice, roads are REALLY bad right now. If you don't have to be out and about, stay at home and watch the Mitchell Report on steroids in Baseball (Clemens whacking Piazza upside the head back in '99-2000 makes sense seeing that he was "juiced" up at the time).
Here's a report from a reader who was around in the 1st Ward:
I tried to publish and haloscan had fits. I was outdoors when the mail arrived. The postman said secondary roads are pretty much all terrible and getting very icy. He said the plows are out. (This conversation was around 2pm DHS area.)
3:45 PM: The roads are REALLY bad so again, if you don't need to be out, stay in. The snow isn't necessarily the big problem but rather the mix of ice and snow, which is making driving on the side roads a pain in the ass.
Here's another report from a reader who resides in the third ward:
Seems like the precipitation has turned into mostly frozen rain and sleet. The roads coming home were pretty bad, but as long as people take it real slow, it should be okay. I saw a lot of plows and sanders out there, but, it didn't seem to be making a huge dent in the road conditions. I did not witness any accidents, but stuck mainly to the backroads from Kenosia to Virginia.
4:30 PM: Eugene, you're getting better with the videocamera (the audio overlay o the video is a nice touch) but PLEASE tell me you weren't driving and filming at the SAME TIME! Check out his footage of the storm over at the News-Times site.
6:00 PM: As indicated by the radar, it seems like we're almost in the clear but WHOA, are the side roads bad. Sorry for the lack of photos but I'll make up for the lack of images when the next storm hits us on Saturday.
Here's another report from the 2nd Ward:
The took forever to travel from Waterbury to Danbury and when I finally made it to exit 6, it took me almost another 1/2 an hour to make it home. I thought of ctblogger when I passed Elmer's Diner thinking who would be the first person to get hit attempting to dart across North Street.