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Freezing Rain Could Slicken Monday Morning Commute

Ice and fog expected to worsen road conditions overnight into Monday.

On the heels of a blizzard that dumped as much as two feet of snow on the area overnight, the National Weather Service (NWS) is forecasting a period of freezing rain passing over southern Connecticut, including Danbury and Fairfield County, 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.

“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.

With more precipitation on the way officials are urging residents to clear roofs, drainage areas and exhaust vents on Sunday before conditions make this more necessary and more difficult.

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