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Latest Snowstorm Bringing More Headaches For Conn.

Traffic resumed after a disastrous shutdown on I-95 in Connecticut on Thursday, as drivers followed a group of plows. (Credit: CBS 2)

Traffic resumed after a disastrous shutdown on I-95 in Connecticut on Thursday, as drivers followed a group of plows. (Credit: CBS 2)

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HARTFORD, CT (CBSNewYork/AP) – The latest storm has caused yet another headache in Connecticut after dumping more than a foot of snow on the state.

Interstate 95 was a mess, leaving traffic at a standstill at the height of the snowstorm.

WCBS 880’s Paul Murnane on businesses toughing it out

Directing traffic away from the I-95 ramp in Stamford was a familiar face in New York – former Mets manager Bobby Valentine. Valentine is Stamford’s new director of public safety.

SEE: Photos from This Storm

Truckers were putting their rigs together Thursday afternoon after the disaster on the interstate immediately following the storm. Several jacknifed trucks got stranded on I-95, and many caught in the traffic ended up becoming stuck in the snow, turning the highway into a virtual parking lot for several hours Thursday morning.

“I couldn’t move for about six hours. And now I’m stuck here,” one trucker said.

WCBS 880’s Paul Murnane with a guy hauling air conditioners in a snowstorm

ALSO: Former Mets Star Bobby Valentine At Work In Conn. Traffic Mess

“It was a disaster, like a bomb went off,” trucker Jason Hart said. “It was the worst I’ve ever seen, and I’ve done a lot of driving.”

Somehow, drivers didn’t get word on the truck ban in time, as the snow accumulated very quickly. Unlike previous snowstorms this year, though, this was not the light, fluffy stuff.

WCBS 880 Connecticut Bureau Chief Fran Schneidau with Gov. Malloy

“This one’s the worst – thick snow, it’s heavy, and I had to dig out my car this morning, which wasn’t too fun, so definitely tired of the snow,” Greenwich resident Mike O’Conner said.

“[It’s] very, very heavy,” resident Reuben Jago said. “I’m too old for this snow.”

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Even the trains in Connecticut had plows on them, as train traffic that had been shut down at the height of the storm resumed late Thursday morning. Interstate traffic resumed behind a phalanx of truck plows.

It may officially be New England in Fairfield County, but the novelty of the snowy winter is definitely wearing thin for Connecticut residents.

“I love snow, but I’ve had it up to here,” Helio Abdal, of Greenwich, said.

“I want it to stop – please,” Nick Cdaak said.

Snap a few pictures Wednesday? Send your storm photos to  news@CBSNewYork.com

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