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Man shoveling (Photo by Davis Turner/Getty Images)

Man shoveling (Photo by Davis Turner/Getty Images)

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ A lingering winter storm has prompted a second-straight day of school closings, flight cancellations and reduced Metro-North rail service in Connecticut.

The National Weather Service expects the snow to end Friday morning.

The agency reports that 14 inches of snow fell in Fairfield, while parts of northwestern Connecticut saw 11 inches of snow and the Hartford area got up to 10 inches.

Schools in Bridgeport, Hartford and New Haven are among those closed Friday.

Bradley International Airport north of Hartford reports nearly 30 flight cancellations, while Metro-North reduced service to a Saturday schedule.

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy ordered non-essential, first-shift state employees to report to work an hour late Friday.

Several highway accidents have been reported.

The Weather Service says Connecticut could see several more inches of snow Saturday.

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