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Officially A Killer Storm: 5 Dead In Connecticut, Travel Ban Lifted (page 2)

3 Feet Of Snow Recorded In Some Parts; Thousands Without Power State-Wide
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Cars were buried by the blizzard in Danbury, Conn. (Credit: CBS 2)

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CL&P officials said due to the high winds, they were not immediately going to send crews to restore power.

Meanwhile, the danger of traveling in Connecticut was so severe Saturday that non-essential ambulance calls were to be handled at the discretion of the agency that would be dispatching the ambulances.

If the non-essential callers could not be reached, the ambulances could choose to not respond immediately. But crews possibly could get to some callers on four-by-fours, Malloy said.

Malloy also advised residents to keep vents on the sides of houses clear since if they become blocked with snow, carbon monoxide could back into the house.

Anyone with a hydrant on his or her property was also asked to dig it out so that a response can be affected if a fire breaks out.

Westport First Selectman Gordon Joseloff said there were concerns that the area could see widespread flooding.

“Unfortunately, we have a little water over the road near the shore areas,” Joseloff told WCBS 880 Connecticut Bureau Chief Fran Schneidau. “But generally, the flooding at high tide was minimal. We’re very grateful for that.”

As CBS 2’s Lou Young reported, the snow had stopped by 7 a.m. in Danbury. But parts of central Connecticut were still seeing narrow bands of very intense snow as a result of the historic blizzard.