Shoreline communities dig out on Sunday morning


(WTNH) — People in cities and towns along the shoreline spent part of their day digging out after Saturday’s storm. Those shoveling their driveways in Branford think they got about a foot of snow.

Andrew Candelora had a lot of cleaning up ahead of him this morning. He started off the day by clearing his own driveway. He then had to help out a couple of family members. Fortunately, his snow blower was ready to go, and he only had a minor setback.

“So far so good, except for when the newspaper gets caught in the snow blower!” he said.

Whether they had the help of a machine or a shovel, people on the shoreline had a lot of snow to move.
Mother Nature left a blanket of it that covered driveways, sidewalks and roads. Though it was especially thick in Branford, it was light.

“The only heavy part is at the end of the driveways where the plows picked it up and it was a little wet,” said Joseph Carofano.

Some people had something even stronger to help them move the snow. Many plow drivers were out all night keeping the roads clear and they worked well into the morning.

“A few cups of coffee and some good young shovelers – that gets us through,” said Kurt Tickell, who owns New England Tree & Landscaping.

Meanwhile, a little bit further south on the shoreline people in Milford also started off their day by clearing snow. Neighbors found drifts that were about two feet high.

As neighbors worked together, their snow blowers uncovered sidewalks that had been buried under several inches of snow. Many of them hoped it would be a while before they’d have to do it again.

“That’s what’s good about living here – we don’t usually get hit in southern Connecticut the way they do up north more,” a neighbor said.

One thing that people digging out agree on is they are glad this storm hit on a weekend -that way they could sleep in and then take their time digging out this morning.

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