Updated: Thursday, 07 Mar 2013, 6:50 AM EST
Published : Thursday, 07 Mar 2013, 6:06 AM EST
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Weather forecasters say a winter storm moving into Connecticut is expected to bring up to 7 inches of snow, wind gusts of up to 50 mph and possible coastal flooding by the time it's over Friday.
Many roads were slippery as snow fell Thursday morning. Interstate 84 eastbound is closed in Tolland because of a crash involving a tractor-trailer and several vehicles.
The National Weather Service expects the heaviest snow Thursday night into Friday. The strongest winds are expected Thursday morning.
The Connecticut shoreline is under a coastal flood advisory, with high tides expected to be 2 to 3 feet above normal.
The only power outage problem is in North Haven, where more than 1,400 United Illuminating customers are without electricity.
Some schools are closing or opening late.