Bradley International Airport
A plane headed for Connecticut was forced to make an emergency landing upstate Wednesday, after a passenger lost consciousness.
The National Weather Service expects Wednesday’s storm to dump 6 to 10 inches of snow and sleet in northwestern Connecticut, 5 to 9 inches in the Hartford area and 1 to 3 inches along the shoreline.
Connecticut government offices were opening at 9:30 a.m. for non-essential state employees. But the governor downplayed any excitement over the winter storm. “You know what this is? It’s called winter,” Malloy said.
The UConn women’s basketball team is planning a “victory lap” around the Storrs campus after winning another national championship.
Monday proved to be a snow day in Connecticut, mostly because people had the same problem they had on Saturday and Sunday. They couldn’t get anywhere.
More than 23,000 customers were left without power in Connecticut Friday night after snowstorm winds picked up.
According to airport officials, flight 3518 to Pittsburgh took off from the airport in Windsor Locks around 11:30 a.m. but was forced to turn back 15 to 20 minutes later. A fire was reported in the plane’s auxiliary power unit.
At a news conference, Malloy urged anyone trapped in their home by water to move to the highest point possible. That includes the roof for those in single-floor homes, Malloy said.
Metro-North says trains on the New Haven line are operating at reduced speeds due to high temperatures. Customers should expect scattered delays.
Five JetBlue flights were snowbound at Bradley International Airport in Hartford on Saturday. Passengers were stuck on one plane for eight hours.
“Four, five, six hours. People were getting crazy,” Brown told CBS 2’s Don Dahler.
Passengers on three JetBlue planes and one American Airline plane say they were stranded on the tarmac for seven hours or more after being diverted from New York-area airports.
Two deaths in Connecticut were being attributed to Tropical Storm Irene, which knocked out power to more than 700,000 utility customers and swept some shorefront homes into the sea.
State police Lt. J. Paul Vance says a TSA worker spotted something that looked suspicious while screening bags and alerted state police shortly before 11 a.m. Sunday.