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CNN LIVE AT DAYBREAK

Northeast Hit By Cold and Snow

Aired January 28, 2004 - 05:22   ET

THIS IS A RUSH TRANSCRIPT. THIS COPY MAY NOT BE IN ITS FINAL FORM AND MAY BE UPDATED.

CAROL LIN, CNN ANCHOR: More bad weather all along the East Coast, like Chad was just showing us. In the Northeast, snow has blanketed an area already battling freezing temperatures.
So for more, we're going to live to snowy New Britain, Connecticut, and Melissa Cole of our CNN affiliate WFSB is going to show us a little of the white stuff.

Morning, Melissa.

MELISSA COLE, WFSB METEOROLOGIST: Good morning, Carol.

That's right. Snow started here in New Britain, which is right outside of Hartford, Connecticut, around 10:30 last night; it started coming down very heavily. In fact, one to two inches an hour.

Right now, just a little bit of light snow. But here is what has accumulated here on Main Street in New Britain. We've been measuring all morning long. Averaging about six - six-and-a-half inches. So a half of foot of very light, powdery, fluffy snow. About six to eight inches across Connecticut, interior Connecticut.

Now, plows have been out all morning, plowing the streets. Hardly any cars on the roads this morning, so that's good news. People kind of taking our advice to stay off the roads.

And another problem is the temperature. It's only about 18 degrees here in New Britain, with windchill values of 6. So it's certainly feeling like winter here in Connecticut - Carol.

LIN: And look at you without a hat.

COLE: You know what? I'm from New England, so I can take the cold.

LIN: Oh, my gosh. All right. Well, stay warm out there. I know you're going to be doing lots of coverage for your own station for your viewers.

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