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Blizzard Watch Issued for Tolland

A powerful winter storm is expected to hammer Tolland and much of the rest of the region — bringing with it heavy snow, high winds and at times white out conditions — from Friday into Saturday morning.

The National Weather Service has issued a blizzard watch for Tolland as a powerful winter storm is expected to affect the region starting Thursday night and lasting into Saturday morning.

The blizzard watch will be in effect from Friday afternoon and continue through to Saturday afternoon.

The storm system will bring with it heavy snow, sleet and damaging winds — with gusts blowing up in excess of 60 miles per hour.

Total accumulations here along the shoreline are expected to be some 18 to 24 inches of snow, along with possible traces of ice.

The high winds and heavy snow is expected to make for at times white out conditions, with visibility reduced to less than a quarter of a mile.

"The heavy snow will make for dangers driving conditions," the weather service meteorologists report in their alert. "In addition, the heavy snow and strong winds will result in blizzard conditions, bringing down some tree limbs and causing scattered power outages."

A winter storm watch that had been issued earlier this week has now been cancelled, with the blizzard watch issued in its place.

Jim G. February 07, 2013 at 03:07 PM
*groan* Anyone want to buy some Saturday Broadway tickets?
robert abbate February 07, 2013 at 03:21 PM
Batten the hatches, gas up the generator, get some firewood, and hold on tight..I am sure our town guys will get the job done, they always do...
Town Resident February 07, 2013 at 05:03 PM
Blah, blah, blah. They love to "hype" it up!
Emily February 07, 2013 at 05:14 PM
Its Thursday at noon and teh media is going crazy. How long till they cancel school? My guess is it will be today ... Long before the first flakes even fall.
Jim G. February 07, 2013 at 08:29 PM
Ah, the same idiots who chime in every time that it's being overhyped and used for some nefarious media/political purpose... and then complain for days about being without power. Ya gotta love it. Sure hope people are paying attention to NWS/NOAA and not these cranks.

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