Maybe it's me, but I don't think it should take 5 hours to travel from Windsor to Bristol, CT. Seriously, check it out on Google Maps, it might be 28 miles total.
Snow began falling at around 11 a.m. It began falling in huge, blinding bucket-loads around 12 noon. Our corporate masters in their infinite wisdom, decided that 1:30 pm would be a good time to close up shop and let everyone go home.
Unfortunately, all of the corporate masters in the Greater Hartford area made the same decision at approximately the same time. With the expected result.
Lots of people on the road during the worst part of the storm, most of whom have no business driving in sunny and 70 weather, much less with 5 to 8 inches of accumulated snow.