Crews prepare for icy commute Thursday

Snow quickly turned to freezing rain, then ice creating concern for the Thursday morning commute.

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) — White flakes quickly transitioned to freezing rain and ice on Wednesday.

New Haven Department of Public Works crews were out all day treating the roads. They’ll be keeping a close eye on the mercury overnight and into Thursday morning.

“A little bit to the south it looks like those cold temperatures may remain, which is a concern for overnight and then again freezing into tomorrow’s work day travel,” Jeff Pescosolido, Chief of Operations for New Haven DPW told News 8.

Pescosolido says crews will be working around the clock and treating the roads.

“We will have an early arrival Thursday morning,” Pescosolido said. “For now, we’re placing material as needed that’s a sand and salt mix.”

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Wednesday was another snow day for dozens of school districts around the state. For families, that meant the extra burden of trying to juggle work with child care.

Elizabeth Grayson is a local teacher and says she cannot imagine how some families do it. When school is cancelled, so is work for her, and she’s able to stay home with her little girl, Cecilia.

“For parents with kids at my school, it has been especially hard just because of the number of snow days,” Grayson said. “I can’t imagine how many sick days you’d have to use or if you can take that time off, finding last-minute daycare or last-minute babysitters.”

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For furry friends, Pokey and Hunter, the snow day is stress-free and another chance to frolic and get in an extra walk.

Kids and superintendents are now looking very closely at the forecast come Thursday morning.

“I’m hoping for at least a two-hour delay,” a second grader told us. “For me, I want no school!” another elementary student said.

 

 

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