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Another Historic Storm Hits Connecticut

Heather Brandon


Last night, Governor Dannel Malloy briefed reporters as Connecticut continues to dig out from record amounts of snowfall. “Municipal officials and their employees are working very hard to clear the problems that exist," he said. "I know that people are impatient but I remind everyone that this is a record snowfall, the likes of which our state have never seen, or not seen since the 1880’s.”

The storm dumped as much as 40 inches of snow in parts of Connecticut. At least 7 deaths have been attributed to the storm in Connecticut. President Obama has declared an emergency in the state - which allows for federal dollars to go to work on cleanup efforts.

And the cleanup efforts have been slow going. In hard-hit New Haven county - snow plows couldn’t handle the weight of the snow, and many got stuck, leaving roads untouched until late yesterday. This morning, many communities are just starting to get their side streets back - and even major highways like I-84 have had their travel lanes cut down to allow for the mountains of snow pushed to the side.

And - to add insult, freezing rain and sleet is making travel difficult today, may add treacherous weight to feet of snow on roofs and can you believe there may be another storm coming later this week?

We’ll hear about the impact on schools and municipal services....and we want to hear from you...tell us your blizzard stories. Are you dug out? How has response been?

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