Special equipment is needed to clear heavy snow piled up to three feet in spots. But Newsday reports that a 1936 state statute limits how much towns can spend on heavy machinery.
The Town of Brookhaven has been heavily criticized for taking days to plow many streets, and now a couple said after the plows finally came, the drivers caused a flood.
More blacktop is visible on the streets and snow blowers and shovels have gone to work on the sidewalks.
With service now running on all Metro-North Railroad lines, including the Waterbury Branch of the New Haven Line, ridership has rebounded from Monday.
A Connecticut commuters’ group wants Metro-North Railroad to make good on prepaid fares they couldn’t use due to service cancellations, following numerous storms that knocked out rail service to and from New York City.
The students are earning $8.25 an hour for their work shoveling out the schools.
On Tuesday, as schools reopened, many still want to know what went wrong after a scramble to clear campuses of a snowy mess.
Monday proved to be a snow day in Connecticut, mostly because people had the same problem they had on Saturday and Sunday. They couldn’t get anywhere.
AAA of New York said more aggressive plowing used in past storms should have been employed over the weekend to keep the Long Island Expressway open and avoid stranding motorists.
Service had been suspended since Saturday afternoon in and around Boston because the blizzard dumped a couple feet of snow in the area.
Heavy duty construction trucks have been deployed to try to break up the packed snow and ice that seems to be almost fused to the roadway.
The blizzard late Friday and early Saturday left an extensive trail of damage in Suffolk County, and residents were working hard to clean up ahead of the new work week.
Metro-North commuter train service will be operational for the Monday morning rush from New Haven and Bridgeport, Conn., but only at about half its normal capacity.
Southeastern Connecticut saw by far the largest number of outages across the region, but New England bore the brunt of the outages.
Roads across the Northeast were impassable and cars were entombed by snow drifts on Saturday. Some people found the snow packed so high against their homes they couldn’t get their doors open.