Updated: Friday, 08 Mar 2013, 5:22 PM EST
Published : Friday, 08 Mar 2013, 6:00 AM EST
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A storm dumped more than a foot of snow in parts of Connecticut, knocking out power to thousands and making a difficult commute for a second straight day.
State police reported about 225 accidents, including 17 with minor injuries.
Connecticut Light & Power reported near 4,000 outages in the state as of Friday afternoon, down from more than 10,000. United Illuminating just a few outages.
The National Weather Service says the storm, which was expected to leave the state by Friday evening, dumped more than 20 inches of snow in Staffordville and Coventry in Tolland County, 18 inches in Manchester near Hartford and more than a foot in New Canaan in Fairfield County.
Schools across the state were closed.
Interstate 95 northbound in Clinton was closed for several hours Friday morning because of a jackknifed tractor-trailer.