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'Absolutely Ripping Snow'

The forecast is now for up to 7 inches. Is it deeper than that already at your house?

Around noon in Montville, it was snowing hard, but the streets were pretty empty.

“Nothing much happening,” Montville Dispatch said around noon. The plows are out, he said, and there have been a few small accidents, “but nothing major. “

Most people, he said, seem to be staying in.

Ryan Hanrahan, meteorologist at NBC Connecticut/WVIT, reports on Twitter that driving conditions just north of the shoreline are bad and getting worse.

"It's absolutely ripping snow just north of 95 along the Merritt east toward No. Branford, Guilford, Chester, Lyme," he reported around 9:40 a.m. today. To get additional updates from Ryan, follow him on Twitter.

The state Department of Transportation has reported accidents Saturday morning on major highways in Guilford, Greenwich, New Milford, West Haven, Hartford, and Wethersfield. The state police are reporting about 80 accidents statewide, but nothing serious so far, according to a story in The Hartford Courant.

The National Weather Service says that the winter weather advisory remains in effect until 6 p.m. Saturday for south central and southeast Connecticut. The advisory is in effect for New Haven, New London, and Middlesex counties in Connecticut.

"Precipitation may end as a brief period of light freezing rain or freezing drizzle," the NWS says. "Accumulations could be up to four to six inches of snow. Any light freezing rain or freezing drizzle late today could also leave a very light glaze on untreated surfaces cleared of snow."

The NWS says snow is expected to continue into the afternoon, along with northeast winds of around 10 mph and temperatures in the lower to mid-20s. "Visibilities could be one half mile at times," the NWS said

For Montville, the NWS says, "Snow, mainly before 3pm. High near 24. Northeast wind around 8 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. Total daytime snow accumulation of 3 to 7 inches possible."

Sounds like it might be best to stay in, but if you must go out, And, if you have to shovel before you go out, here are some .

Have you been out? Please let us know how the roads are!

And if you have photos of the snow, please share them with your fellow Montville Patch readers. Click here to go the the Neighborhood Gallery, where you can add your photos - or just add them to this story!

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