Updated: Tuesday, 12 Feb 2013, 11:08 PM EST
Published : Tuesday, 12 Feb 2013, 11:08 PM EST
HARTFORD, Conn. (WTNH) -- The city of Hartford is also struggling to get things back to normal. Parents there are anxious to get their kids back in school before the snow days start eating into summer break.
Crews are working around the clock, scooping and hauling the snow out the city. The main focus after the primary roads are the sidewalks and side streets around the schools and while the mayor has launched a historical effort against a historical storm, they still need more time.
"I am just letting every body know, tomorrow, no schools. Our aim is for Thursday morning to hopefully open all the schools," said Hartford Mayor Pedro Segarra.
One of the biggest problems the mayor says are the sidewalks. Some have been plowed, others not even close to being plowed but there is a massive effort underway to haul away the snow so that people can clear the sidewalks and get their kids to school.
"It's real hard. We gotta go through the the little humps on the sidewalks. There's no space really, so you have to go to the curb. You gotta walk on the curb and the cars be coming, splash us and everything," said Kiana Howard of Hartford.
The Davies family is walking and climbing their way back home from the library where they have been reading and studying. Every day they are not in school means one less day to prepare for the CMT tests in a couple of weeks.
"Have you been doing your reading," asked News 8's Bob Wilson.
"Yes," said Jordan Davies of Hartford.
"You don't sound too happy about it," said News 8's Wilson.
"Yeah, sometimes," said Davies.
But every snow day means another day added on to the end of the school year so do they cancel spring break or extend the year? The mayor says both options are still on the table.
"The superintendant will work to try and give some clarity on what the rest of the remaining schedule for the remaining school year will be but we don't know if we are going to have more storms, so we're gonna take it one day at a time," said Mayor Segarra.