WATERBURY, Conn. (CBSNewYork) – Parts of Waterbury, Conn. got dumped with 30 inches or more of snow during the blizzard over the weekend.
Schools are still canceled and the city’s Department of Public Works crews have been busy clearing city streets.
So Waterbury Mayor Neil O’Leary came up with a solution to help the city’s 30 schools dig out. He asked the high schoolers to turn out with shovels to pitch in.
“I called the newspaper and we put something in for this morning, asked them to show up at noon hour and I’ve got over 500 kids out there now in the community, shoveling out our 30-plus schools,” O’Leary told WCBS 880 Connecticut Bureau Chief Fran Schneidau. “I never expected 500 kids to show up here today. Actually, we have in excess of 500.”