Trucks work to clear the parking lot at Samuel B. Webb Elementary School Monday afternoon.
Wethersfield Jumps into Action to Clear Out the Snow
WETHERSFIELD - Friday’s blizzard buried much of the state for the weekend, with towns seeing more than two feet--Hamden had the most, with 40 inches--but Wethersfield has weathered the storm smoothly for the most part, Town Manager Jeff Bridges said on Tuesday.
“I think everybody did great,” Bridges said during a phone interview. “The people did exactly what they were supposed to do-they stayed off the streets.”
They may not have had a choice, considering the fact that many residents throughout the state have been literally snowed in, with doors blocked and cars completely covered. In Wethersfield, mutual aid helped alleviate this problem, town residents said.
“Everybody helps each other, and the best thing is we can walk to places,” said Wethersfield resident Beth Foran. “Most people have their driveways shoveled and helped other people shovel their driveways.”
Although he does not have an exact tally, Bridges estimates that Wethersfield got between 24 to 30 inches of snow. All of the roads in town, however, were open by Sunday night.
“Some of them are still narrow, but throughout the week as we clear them they will widen,” he said.
The town will not know the cost of the cleanup for “some time,” as there are “numerous” contractors on the job right now, Bridges said.
On Friday, The Wethersfield Police Department instituted a town-wide parking ban that, as of Tuesday, had not been lifted.