Clean-up continues in Southeastern Connecticut, schools reopen

NEW LONDON, Conn. (WTNH)– Life is returning to normal for many people who live in Southeastern Connecticut. Today students and staff in Stonington, Mystic and Pawcatuck returned to school after having two days off.

“It was really nice because we just had finals last week so we didn’t have much homework,” said Claire Morehouse, a junior at Stonington High School.

New London schools remained closed today since crews still had to clear the parking lots and sidewalks. That’s because the main focus has been on clear city streets. The interim superintendent still has to decide whether classes will be session on Friday.

Much of downtown New London is still being cleared out. Cars also remain covered in snow along many side streets. The state has given New London the go ahead to dump excess snow piles into the Thames Rives if necessary.

“The excess snow is going in the lots we have open,” said New London Mayor Daryl Finizio. “So far they’re not at any capacity so we are going to keep doing that rather than the environmental harm of dumping in the river. But we reserve that right if we had to.”

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