Unexpected amount of snow, accident cause cleanups in southeastern Connecticut


NORWICH, Conn. (WTNH) — Up to six inches of snow fell in southeastern Connecticut much to the surprise of many. John LeVangie didn’t expect to see this much snow when he woke up Tuesday morning but it didn’t bother him.

“This doesn’t take long,” said LeVangie who was shoveling his driveway in Norwich.

“Thought it was going to be a dusting,” said his neighbor Robert Groner who was using a snow blower to clear his driveway. “Pretty heavy dusting.”

Not that they’re complaining.

“Like I say I’m retired anyway so every day is Saturday,” said LeVangie.

Still the snow did cause concerns for those who had to go to work.

“It was really slippery early this morning,” said LeVangie.

Tractor trailer trucks slid into trouble on I-95 and Interstate 395 in southeastern Connecticut.

News8’s Mobile Weather Lab passed one tractor trailer accident on I-95 in East Lyme where only the left lane was open, while a viewer sent in a Report It picture of a jackknifed tractor trailer in Old Saybrook, and News8 was also in Norwich where a tractor trailer hit the median shutting down the southbound side of I-395.

“Just have to go slow. You can’t go a hundred miles an hour,” said plow driver John Daigneault.

He sees a lot during his travels.

“Couple of spin outs there’s one back down the road there a ways,” said Daigneault.

Most areas along the shoreline saw up to six inches of the white stuff but it was easy to move around.

“It’s not that heavy,” said LeVangie. “It’s actually kind of light.”

Daigneault says the lighter snow makes his job easier. “Yeah cause I can pile it up higher,” he explained.

Copyright 2021 Nexstar Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Fire officials release full report on New London fire connected to death of former Zappos CEO

News /

WEB EXTRA: Bodycam footage of fire on Pequot Ave

News /

2nd District U.S. Congressman Joe Courtney volunteers at Norwich food distribution site

News /

Norwich seniors receive help creating email accounts to register for COVID-19 vaccine online

News /

Several cars line up at new CT Food Bank, Foodshare distribution site in Norwich

News /

Norwich mom says COVID helped save son's life after discovery of rare genetic condition

News /
More New London

Trending Stories

Don't Miss

More Don't Miss