TORRINGTON, Conn. (WTNH) – Mother Nature reared her head with snow, freezing rain, slush, and wind gusts. Overnight, Litchfield County was hit with some of the highest snow totals across the state.
With the wind gusting around 60 miles per hour, some communities saw little accumulation, but that was not the case in the northern part of the state. Nearly seven inches fell in Norfolk and three inches fell in Harwinton.
Martin Luther King Jr. Day helped by keeping commuters off the road. The heavy snow and icy mix created more work for plow crews in Torrington who worked to keep up with slippery roads and sidewalks.
“It makes our job harder because the ice and the rain gets the snow heavier,” Bryan Anstett said. “We just have to keep going around and checking it and keep going by, cleaning it off, putting ice melt.”
While the northern part of the state is seeing snow, the shoreline is seeing heavy rain and wind gusts.
“Driving around to get to the firehouse today was very slippery,” Jonathan Barbagallo, public information officer of the Norfolk Fire Department said. “The roads are snow-covered. Even though our state and local plow crews were out all night since midnight, everything is snow-covered up here.”