Posts tagged ‘I-84’

October 29, 2011

Storm Closes I-84; Knocks Down Trees; Tests Town and State

An early season snow storm is testing Wolcott and the rest of the state today and into the overnight hours. The storm was expected to arrive late this afternoon, however caught motorists in many cases in their tracks with golf sized snowflakes falling around noon.

Two factors are contributing to the unusually large number of problems in today’s storm. First, the leaves have yet to fall off the trees yet, thereby collecting wet snow and weighing down limbs. “The wet ground, with heavy wet snow on the trees is causing a hazard. Stay off the road, because we don’t want anyone caught under a tree,” cautions Mayor Dunn.

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January 27, 2011

Storm Produces “Bumpiest Ride Ever”

At 6 am this morning, contractors started getting out to work. Wolcott is home to an army of plow contractors that often start working around 4 am clearing business lots. As home to many emergency and healthcare workers, and with its short commute to Connecticut’s major cities, Wolcott works early, even in snowstorms. At the same time, caution also needs to be urged with our hilly town. About 10

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