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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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August 30, 2011

Road Closures

The Old Tannery Brook flooded Nutmeg Valley Rd. after the storm

All roads in Wolcott, including the industrial park have been open since Monday morning. There are no reported washouts or continuing traffic issues as of Monday morning. The Public Works Dept. does

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August 24, 2011

Road Construction Report

Route 69 in the North End of town will continue to be slow as the State DOT continues to re-align the intersection with Woodtick and Long Swamp Roads. A section of Wolcott Rd. has been dug up exposing a dirt section lined with cones at Long Swamp. Expect a slow traffic pattern at the busy three street intersection as vehicles negotiate the dirt roadway. Local businesses including A Little Bite of Everything, Harold’s Country Store, and J & M Pizza are open.

Woodtick Rd. may also see delays as brush is cleared and fill is placed just south of the intersection. Eventually, Clark St. will be turned into a dead end and a traffic light will be placed at the new intersection. Wolcott Rd. will be physically moved about 15 feet to the west. This project is expected to be completed before winter.

Work in the Industrial Park has begun this week. Cocchiola Paving has begun placing drainage culverts and piping near the intersection of Tosun and Nutmeg Valley Roads. Those structures are on the roadway as the company begins to improve drainage in the area.

Truck traffic may still pass through the area, although the intersection will be limited to a single lane at times.

This project is part of an ongoing commitment to improve drainage in the low lying area, as well as reconstruct the road and lay new utilities. Federal grants are funding the bulk of the project and the project is expected to take approximately three seasons.