NEW LONDON, Conn. (WTNH) — By 8:30 Monday morning enough snow had fallen and stuck that New London plows hit the streets in full force.
“Oh we have a full tilt out,” Brian Sear the Public Works Director for New London told News8.
As the morning went on snow totals rose and so did the tide. Public works crews kept as close an eye on the water and as they did the roads which wasn’t easy because visibility was poor in New London Harbor and on downtown city streets.
“Not expected,” says Jan White who was catching a train back home to New Haven. “You know I thought spring was just around the corner but it’s a blizzard and I’m just trying to get home now.”
Folks heading to work had to deal with the almost white out conditions but not students. They were given a four day weekend which also helped city crews trying to keep up with the falling snow.
“We’ll do the schools eventually but it means we can concentrate on commuter traffic and keeping things clear you know throughout the morning,” says Sear.
“It’s New England,” says John Mitchell of Waterford, “We got to expect it a little bit we had a pretty good winter so far. So can’t complain too much.”
“It’s unbelievable,” says Santos Valentin of New London. “It’s crazy for real it’s supposed to be today, tomorrow, and Wednesday too right?”