New Haven spared from storm’s worst

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH)– New Haven’s roads aren’t in bad shape Tuesday night after the city prepared for the worst.

Many people have been walking around New Haven near the green while plows continue to clean up. The city rolled out new equipment Tuesday afternoon, including a 10-foot wide snowblower, using it to remove snow from downtown streets.

After the blizzard of 2013, New Haven isn’t taking chances trying to get the snow off roads. They credit the teamwork of city departments and residents, people staying off the streets over night and following the parking ban, leading to less chaos.

A pile of snow about a foot tall, the biggest around, has people saying this storm wasn’t a big deal, but the cleanup continues.

“I took a walk out yesterday and passed a newspaper on the street that said ‘Northeast prepares for crippling blizzard,’ but that seems like an overstatement this time around,” said a Yale student. “I guess it’s better to be prepared.”

New Haven’s parking ban will be in effect downtown until 6 a.m. Wednesday. The ban on emergency snow routes and the odd-numbered side of roads will be lifted at noon Thursday as it will take some time to get everything cleared.

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