HARTFORD, Conn. (CBSNewYork/AP) — Connecticut dodged a bullet with this first winter storm of 2014.
It came in like a lion, but by noon on Friday it was out like a lamb and the dig-out began, CBS 2’s John Slattery reported.
By late morning, the plows and salt trucks had I-95 in Greenwich down to the pavement, and all lanes opens.
“Connecticut does a great job, maybe asuperb job. They don’t mess around,” said George Santizo of Byram.
Gov. Dannel Malloy, speaking to WCBS 880 on Friday morning, said this storm paled in comparison to last February’s blizzard that dumped as much as 42 inches of snow on some communities.
“This was not a big snow event for us,” Malloy said.
According to the National Weather service, Darien got hit with the most snow in the state — 9.5 inches. WCBS 880 Connecticut Bureau Chief Fran Schneidau noted that people for the most part were hunkering down in the snow. One man was out walking his dog and a local gas station reported just two customers by mid-morning.