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Old 02-09-2013, 06:54 AM
 
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I still have my DirecTV, power and a bunch of K-cups so good for now. Stay safe!
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Old 02-09-2013, 06:57 AM
 
Location: Live in NY State, work in CT
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This is not meant to sound like a dumb question but what happens now? I was too young for the 78 blizzard to have an adult affect on me. The 96 blizzard want too bad when I lived in NY.......but since the state is pretty much closed off, how do they usually go about snow removal? I assume parkways/highways first?
I live in a condo with assigned spaces so I am going to dig out but my unit is the last parking area in the complex and its a half mile off of the main road. I am a bit worried about if the guys plow us can even get here.
If you were old enough to be in school for 78 (as I was.....5th grade for me), you'll probably remember that most school districts closed for up to a week (even NYC itself which almost never closes did so for I think 2 days)! Many business that are open for the weekend will be closed today (for example, department stores, some supermarkets, etc.) and perhaps tomorrow too.

I know that (unfortunately) some car dealerships are very "quick to open" and not be too considerate (my wife sold cars for a couple of years in the late 1990s between careers and I remember the "environment" she dealt with), but unfortunately you may truly be "stuck" until Monday or beyond.

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That was a "Public" posting on NWS. I tend to disregard those. There are "credible" reports of 34" in New Haven and 30" at Sikorsky Airport(which is in Stratford, although NWS always lists it as Bridgeport). National Weather Service Text Product Display
I think it is the all-time single snowfall record for Sikorsky/Bridgeport. Wow! (Believe it or not, New Haven got a tiny bit MORE snow than the almost 40" I'm hearing during the Blizzard of 1888).

If "credible", the 82mph wind gust claimed in Westport is amazing too!
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Old 02-09-2013, 07:04 AM
 
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If you were old enough to be in school for 78 (as I was.....5th grade for me), you'll probably remember that most school districts closed for up to a week (even NYC itself which almost never closes did so for I think 2 days)! Many business that are open for the weekend will be closed today (for example, department stores, some supermarkets, etc.) and perhaps tomorrow too.

I know that (unfortunately) some car dealerships are very "quick to open" and not be too considerate (my wife sold cars for a couple of years in the late 1990s between careers and I remember the "environment" she dealt with), but unfortunately you may truly be "stuck" until Monday or beyond.



I think it is the all-time single snowfall record for Sikorsky/Bridgeport. Wow! (Believe it or not, New Haven got a tiny bit MORE snow than the almost 40" I'm hearing during the Blizzard of 1888).

Yep.....5th grade for me as well. I barely even remember that blizzard.I probably stayed inside as I hated snow then and hate it still today. I'm wondering when I can get to work. Hoping (not really) for Monday. I know the car environment well......its what I do as my career. I work for an Acura dealer in NY,who is actually open today. I guess I am most concerned with the company that plows are complex to be able to get here and try and clear us out.
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Old 02-09-2013, 07:12 AM
 
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Default Conditons in Glastonbury?

Does anyone know the conditions in Glastonbury, around St Dunstans Church? We bought a home near there but don't live in it yet, so hope no trees fell on our house. Are there power outages near there? We shut the water off so the pipes don't freeze, but still concerned. thanks for any info!
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Old 02-09-2013, 07:21 AM
 
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What's this about snow on the 14th? My ore cast says sunny!
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Old 02-09-2013, 08:04 AM
 
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Does anyone know the conditions in Glastonbury, around St Dunstans Church? We bought a home near there but don't live in it yet, so hope no trees fell on our house. Are there power outages near there? We shut the water off so the pipes don't freeze, but still concerned. thanks for any info!
I live in Glastonbury, not far from there, over 30 inches of snow but luckily we have power thank god. So I'm pretty sure your home is good.
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Old 02-09-2013, 08:08 AM
 
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Yeah thankfully we have power. Amazingly we never lost direct tv signal
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Old 02-09-2013, 08:15 AM
 
Location: Woburn, MA / W. Hartford, CT
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I still have my DirecTV, power and a bunch of K-cups so good for now. Stay safe!
Amen...that's what I was thinking exactly. Lost my HD channels for a bit last night, but otherwise, I gotta give kudos to DirecTV.
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Old 02-09-2013, 08:18 AM
 
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Ooooh, I'm snowed in.

This is gonna be some fun times.
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Old 02-09-2013, 08:18 AM
 
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I just spoke with my cousin in Hartford and she said that there is 2 and half feet of snow outside of her home.
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