This is usually the busy season for public works crews around the state.
“Feels great,” Brandon said. “No shoveling. No nothing.”
That wasn’t the case for his counterparts in Litchfield, about 25 miles up Route 8. Snowfall there meant it was another winter double duty day for Gary Shuhi in his snow plow.
“Call out was at 4:30 this morning,” Gary said. “There was a heavy coating.”
While Gary was doing the typical winter snow removal work, Brandon and his co-workers in Waterbury were doing “light work” — hanging Christmas lights on trees in front of City Hall. If the snow hit Waterbury, Brandon would’ve been in his truck — like Gary was in Litchfield.
“A break from the snow,” said Brandon. “It feels good for once.”
“They’re probably mad they’re not making overtime,” Gary said.
“Good luck with the snow,” Brandon said. “Hope all is well.”