WATERBURY, Conn. (WTNH) — You needed the windshield wipers in New Haven and the shovels in Waterbury. Today’s mixed bag of weather had several people in several areas using one word to describe it.
“It is a weird day,” said Ivelisse Cruz, who was busy shoveling in Waterbury.
“Absolutely. It’s just weird,” said Marco Derio, who owns M.A.D. Services — a snow removal company. “There’s nothing consistent about it across the state.”
“New Haven got nothing, we got some (in Waterbury), Thomaston got a lot,” Cruz said. “I’m thinking Litchfield got more, it’s just weird. It’s just weird.”
The Waterbury Department of Public Works was busy shuffling 48 snow trucks and plows across the hilly Brass City, while New Haven Public Works crews were busy for a different reason today. A parade of snow trucks showed up filled with sand — dumping it into the already impressive stockpile of sand there. Since they didn’t have to focus on snow removal today, they were busy at 4am taking sand and spreading it over city streets in case of freezing during the morning commute. Other crews there spent the day stockpiling more sand to get ready for the next big snow storm.
“We’ll have material ready to be on the trucks,” said veteran Public Works employee, Donnie Rogers. “The trucks can get pre-loaded and then they go out on the run. We’ll be ahead of THAT storm.”
The different weather to hit different parts of the state had many people talking today. The people we ran into today all have one thing in common — no matter where they are in Connecticut. They all can’t wait until Spring.
“I’m tired of snow,” Cruz said.
“Absolutely,” said Derio. “It’s time to hit the barbecue and the swimming pool.”