Five to seven inches of snow are expected to accumulate by this evening, according to a winter weather advisory released by the National Weather Service early this morning. The University’s Parking and Transit Office is modifying shuttle routes because of slippery roads caused by the snowfall.
From Edwin Bebyn, the manager of parking and transit:
Due to very slippery roads in the upper Prospect St. area, the red and blue lines are making route modifications.
Red line will go in and out of Science Park via Winchester Ave., and will not go up Division St. and down Prospect.
Blue line will continue straight on Whitney Ave., and will not go up on Prospect St. It will go to East Rock road and turn around and come back down Whitney.
As soon as the snow slows down and roads are passable we will resume normal routes.
And from the National Weather Service’s advisory:
LIGHT SNOW SHOWERS THIS MORNING WILL GIVE WAY TO ADDITIONAL LIGHT TO MODERATE SNOW BANDS LATE THIS MORNING THROUGH THIS AFTERNOON AS AN UPPER LEVEL DISTURBANCE CROSSES SOUTH OF THE REGION. ANY SNOW SHOULD TAPER OFF BY THIS EVENING …
A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY MEANS THAT PERIODS OF SNOW…SLEET…OR FREEZING RAIN WILL CAUSE TRAVEL DIFFICULTIES. BE PREPARED FOR SLIPPERY ROADS AND LIMITED VISIBILITIES…AND USE CAUTION WHILE DRIVING.