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Old 02-10-2013, 06:17 AM
 
Location: Middlesex
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I think only city plow trucks (and their private contractors) and emergency vehicles are the only ones who are supposed to be on the roads now. Everyone should see their private plowing trucks make some rounds tomorrow I would imagine.
i saw what looked like an emergency vehicle drive down West Lake this morning. i also heard somebody drive by earlier (though it could have been the same vehicle) so the road must be somewhat passable. like many others i haven't seen a plow since Fri night.
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Old 02-10-2013, 06:19 AM
 
Location: Live in NY State, work in CT
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I don't remember who was the one who asked on the CT weather thread about going to Mohegan Sun right before a snowstorm (kidyankee?), but whoever it was I guess Friday would've been the day (if you're a Bon Jovi fan, LOL!):

Bon Jovi performs free concert for snowed-in fans at Mohegan Sun | 7online.com
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Old 02-10-2013, 06:31 AM
 
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Has anyone braved the roads at this point and care to tell about conditions on them?
I had to go out late yesterday. I think the conditions of the roads will depend on the town and how much snowfall you got. Where I live we got close to 3', but we had parking bans on the roads and most roads have been plowed. The main roads are in pretty good shape. On most side roads there is packed snow with little pavement visible, and snow piled high on both sides, seriously narrowing the roads. In some places the roads are so narrow that only one lane is free and someone has to pull over (if there is even room) to let an oncoming car pass. You have to drive slowly and carefully.

But in lower FFC such as in Stamford, where they only got 18" of snow, the roads are pretty clear overall.
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Old 02-10-2013, 08:05 AM
 
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Well folks, now is a good time to have a heads up on this snowstorm. The Euro models has shown it 7 times in a row. Very hard to ignore that. All models have the storm, details vary with each.

The EURO has a HECS. (Historic East Coast Storm), GFS has a MECS (Major East Coast Storm) with rain to snow.

I will keep you all updated and hopefully safe. If the Euro is correct there would probably be limited power outages, and major disruptions. I personally don't think that will happen. Put it this way... It would go into the Top 10 all time snowstorm events. I could be wrong.

Here's what the latest Euro shows for snowfall totals. 18-24" for NYC metro. 24-30" into CT, RI, MA. The Euro stalls the storm. (I just don't see that happening!)

Either way, today is a good time to get some milk, bread, water, batteries, ect.
no, now's the time to be brushing off those brochures to the South!
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Old 02-10-2013, 08:14 AM
 
Location: In a house
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Big Y is open in North Haven, but the parking lot for Stop & Shop isn't plowed so obviously they're closed. Both Dunkin Donuts that we passed are closed/unplowed, the Sunoco station near Stop & Shop is open. Pool Road is plowed at -least- from Bradley to Blakeslee, but Temple is still unplowed. Some neighbor with a pickup-plow cleared Wood from Pool to the park, but the other side from the park to Washington is untouched.

That's the Northern North Haven report for the moment!

Edited to add: Blue Cross/Blue Shield building (now known as Quinnipiac Part Deux) is unplowed but you can drive past it and SOME of the side roads leading from there down to Rte 5 have been haphazardly plowed (passable, for the most part - just be extra careful on those side roads) by locals with plows on their pickups.
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Old 02-10-2013, 08:28 AM
 
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Cambium, how much moisture is in the storm we expect tonight and Monday? I want to know whether I should take the trouble to clear off the roof and make a drain channel around the level corner of the house. If there's not much rain expected, I would prefer not to.
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Old 02-10-2013, 08:41 AM
 
Location: Coastal Northeast
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Still waiting to get cleared in Branford.
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Old 02-10-2013, 08:48 AM
 
Location: Woburn, MA / W. Hartford, CT
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I had to go out late yesterday. I think the conditions of the roads will depend on the town and how much snowfall you got. Where I live we got close to 3', but we had parking bans on the roads and most roads have been plowed. The main roads are in pretty good shape. On most side roads there is packed snow with little pavement visible, and snow piled high on both sides, seriously narrowing the roads. In some places the roads are so narrow that only one lane is free and someone has to pull over (if there is even room) to let an oncoming car pass. You have to drive slowly and carefully.

But in lower FFC such as in Stamford, where they only got 18" of snow, the roads are pretty clear overall.
Wow...I think this storm has changed our perspective (at least mine) forever! Will we ever get excited about a 6" snowfall again?
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Old 02-10-2013, 08:57 AM
 
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I had to go out late yesterday. I think the conditions of the roads will depend on the town and how much snowfall you got. Where I live we got close to 3', but we had parking bans on the roads and most roads have been plowed. The main roads are in pretty good shape. On most side roads there is packed snow with little pavement visible, and snow piled high on both sides, seriously narrowing the roads. In some places the roads are so narrow that only one lane is free and someone has to pull over (if there is even room) to let an oncoming car pass. You have to drive slowly and carefully.

But in lower FFC such as in Stamford, where they only got 18" of snow, the roads are pretty clear overall.
According to our mayor, we got 2 feet. I don't know how much they got in Stamford. He also said they had highway crews on standby. I saw trucks out early and going down the main roads 3 deep during the height of the storm all throughout the day and night. They also were out pre-treating roads in advance of the storm. School may be closed tomorrow due to the freezing rain in spite of everything else.

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Wow...I think this storm has changed our perspective (at least mine) forever! Will we ever get excited about a 6" snowfall again?
I know what you mean. It's easy to love the stuff if you don't have to dig through it. I just hope all the kids are outdoors and enjoying their sleds and skis.
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Old 02-10-2013, 09:10 AM
 
Location: Near the Coast SWCT
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Cambium, how much moisture is in the storm we expect tonight and Monday? I want to know whether I should take the trouble to clear off the roof and make a drain channel around the level corner of the house. If there's not much rain expected, I would prefer not to.
Should be less than 1/2", todays sun melt will help, unless you have a 3-4 foot drift somewhere on it, I wouldn't worry. The other thing that helped was the snow ratios were high after 4pm Friday which meant fluffier snow(less weight). So 2 feet of fluffy snow not as heavy as 1+ foot of wet snow.

HPC Quantitative Precipitation Forecasts - 72-hour Total for Days 1-3
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