Christine Stuart photo

The snow flakes started falling just after 11 p.m. Sunday evening and by early Monday morning it blanketed most of the Hartford region with several inches of snow.

“So far, the timing of the storm – coming as it did overnight on a Sunday, when highway traffic is usually sparse – has largely worked to our advantage,” Governor M. Jodi Rell said in a Monday morning press release. “State police are reporting fewer than 20 accidents overnight and the Emergency Operations Center at the State Armory, which has been operating all night, has not received any requests for assistance from local officials.

The Department of Transportation had 632 snow plows and some 200 on-call contractors working through the night to clear the roads, Rell said in a press release Sunday.

Click here for the Doppler radar image from Weather.com. Here to see a list of power outages caused by the storm and here for a list of the 250 cancellations and delays.