State: Snowfalls at 7 a.m. range from 14 to 22 inches

The state Department of Emergency Management and Homeland Security reported this morning that snowfalls exceeded 20 inches in Rocky Hill and Newtown by 7 a.m., with forecasts calling for accumulations ranging from 16 inches to 26 inches.

Statewide, the totals ranged from 14 to 22 inches.

Heavy snow is expected through 10 a.m., with rates of one to three inches per hour, accompanied by increasing winds. Snow is expected to taper this afternoon and stop by 5 p.m., but the evening rush hour is expected to be affected by drifting snow.

Totals reported by the state at 7 a.m.:

21″ Newtown

15″ Seymour

14″ Wolcott

20″ Danbury

16″ Southbury

14″ Lisbon

16″ Westport

22″ Rocky Hill