NEW LONDON, Conn. (WTNH)– From Meriden to Willimantic and now New London, this is the hardest hit area we’ve seen all day.
New London’s roads are plowed, but that hardly make for easy traveling. The city’s emergency operation center is still open and will be for the foreseeable future. Crews from Bridgeport are also coming to help clear the roads.
“We have full power in the city; we didn’t have any major power outages,” said New London Mayor Daryl Finizio. “We have a hole punched down almost every street now, so by noon tomorrow we expect to have every one accessible and the roads fully open. That doesn’t mean cleared, it doesn’t mean plowed perfectly, this is going to be a multi-day operation here with this much snow.”
In Willimantic, people didn’t fare much better. A parking ban is in effect and the city became a ghost town. The only activity we saw were people digging out and getting Dunkin’ Donuts, the only shop we could find that was open.
Things are pretty rough in Stonington too. There, the National Guard is working to fight against all the snow after two of the town’s plows broke down. There are signs of progress though, the emergency operations center has been closed.