Snow wallops Niantic, turning it into ghost town

NIANTIC, Conn. (WTNH)–Snow to the right, and the left, and up and down the eastern shoreline. Niantic turned into a ghost town Tuesday.

Snow-covered shrink-wrapped boats filled the parking lot of Dad’s restaurants. Pizza shops closed shop, and hotels hung vacancy signs.

Joe Kruszewski ventured out for firewood.

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“The snow was very light, easy to shovel that’s why a lot of trees didn’t come down and break,” Kruszewski said.

Crews kept the blacktop showing.

“They took good care of the roads and they did it regularly. ”

Rhonda Moore spent the afternoon digging out with her trusty companion.

Related: New London slammed by Tuesday’s snowstorm

“My daughter was out here with a ruler about three hours ago and it was at 16 inches,” Moore said.

A snowy eastern shoreline ready for spring.

“My kids are all into baseball and they want to know when is it going to clear so we can play baseball,” Kruszewski said.

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