by Sharon Rondeau

(Feb. 9, 2017) — After a second consecutive exceptionally mild winter, Connecticut and other northeastern states are now feeling the full force of Winter Storm Chris, which could leave more than a foot of snow and has brought strong winds, treacherous roads and poor visibility.

The snow is falling at a rate of up to two inches per hour, according to the Associated Press.

On Thursday, Connecticut canceled court activities and told “non-essential” employees not to report.  State offices are closed in New Jersey.

According to WFSB in Hartford, CT, blizzard conditions have been declared, with up to 18 inches of snow possible in the Constitution State.

For that same area, more snow is expected on Friday night and Sunday night going into Monday.

The storm follows record-high temperatures in Bridgeport, CT at 63° and New York City, which reached 62° on Wednesday.

Air, rail and other types of travel have been affected.

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