Dealing with the weather conditions

NEW LONDON, Conn. (WTNH)– People along the shoreline are dealing with snow and a lot of water Thursday night.

Neither rain, sleet, snow, or hail will stop these guys but little did you know it was all going to happen in one day?

And that’s not all, they also had to deal with wind.

“Usually I have goggles on and a lot of the other ones have goggles on, keeps the wind down from your eyes because you’ve got to be able to see the mail and get it correct,” said Walter Dixon, Letter Carrier.

No snow day for Walter Dixon or these crews. Parked cars also posing a challenge for those who had to work.

“Unfortunately some residents have not cooperated with the parking restrictions which means crews have to angle in and out around cars and you’re talking inches in conditions like this and he was doing an amazing job,” said Mayor Daryl Finizio,(D) New London.

Mayor Daryl Finizio riding along with public works crews who had worried about a shortage of salt.

“We were fortunate enough to get a partial salt shipment last night. It arrived two hours before the snow so just in the nick of time. We think we have enough to get us through this but we will be back in trouble when the next one hits,” said Finizio.

Johnson’s True Value in Groton also got a last minute shipment and they also don’t think this ice melt will last too long.

“It’ll be out today. It was only two pallets that we received and we’re already down to one pallet left and we got it just a couple of hours ago,” said Corina Malbaurn, Johnson’s True Value Hardware.

Surrounding the ice melt, signs of spring, which for some can’t come soon enough.

“Yeah but I hate this kind of weather, I wish it would go away,” said Rose Oubkerk, New London.

All this rain means a lot of water on these roads and you know what happens when the temperatures drop road crews are going to be busy all night long.

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