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Old 02-12-2013, 10:52 PM
 
Location: Middlesex
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correct they looked like little bungalows all next to each other, actually they looked like tin cans. I looked at them when we first moved to CT from ny and what I saw there made me flee quickly from there to Glastonbury Also I knew I wasn't long for that apartment complex when the super told me after we bought a new grill "you better chain that grill to a pole or it will disappear" since we were on the first floor. I walked in and talked to my wife and said lets go house hunting we are out of here, was happy to lose my deposit for a safer environment.
in all fairness though, not all of West Lake is like that. Haven't had one problem here at the Ridge in the 6 yrs i've been here. Conversely Windshire seems to be a magnet because of its location. i remember when i used to take walks through Windshire i ran across a woman once who lived on the first floor and told me that they were about to move out because of the break-ins they had experienced. and she strongly implied that the culprits came from over the wall at the Inverness complex. and my impressions of the place weren't that great either when i was looking back in 07.
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Old 02-13-2013, 09:25 AM
 
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Watch out, the DOT is back on 84 today doing snow removal around Hartford, this time westbound, and it is causing massive backups again. Steer clear of westbound 84 if at all possible.
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Old 02-13-2013, 11:30 AM
 
Location: Near the Coast SWCT
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Drove to Norwich this morning for work, like someone else said , such an amazing difference driving up the line. Crews were still removing snow from the shoulders of highways and you can tell the piles were so much higher than south more. This is after a foot of snow melted from rain, fog and temps in the 40s.
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Old 02-13-2013, 02:34 PM
 
Location: Connecticut
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in all fairness though, not all of West Lake is like that. Haven't had one problem here at the Ridge in the 6 yrs i've been here. Conversely Windshire seems to be a magnet because of its location. i remember when i used to take walks through Windshire i ran across a woman once who lived on the first floor and told me that they were about to move out because of the break-ins they had experienced. and she strongly implied that the culprits came from over the wall at the Inverness complex. and my impressions of the place weren't that great either when i was looking back in 07.
This is off topic but I have had ties to West Lake for more than 25 years now. I lived there and still know people there. This is not an unsafe area. There are some minor crimes (breakins, petty thiefs, etc.) but no more than any other area with a lot of rentals. That said we need to return to the topic of the original post which is the storm. JayCT, Moderator
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Old 02-14-2013, 06:23 AM
 
Location: Middlesex
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looks like life is pretty much back to normal. and fairly quickly considering the amount of snow we had. i seem to remember things being worse in 78.
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Old 02-14-2013, 06:32 AM
 
Location: Out in the stix
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Maybe better technology etc now to clean it, I was only 9 during the blizzard of 78 and on long island, I do remember no school for the week I think but could it be that maybe it stayed colder then after the storm? Between the rain Monday and decent temps all week, would be interesting to see snow cover comparison if it is available between that storm a week later and this one. Some spots where I guess the wind blew the snow to lesser amounts I can already see lawn. Traffic yesterday wasn't bad either, was really bad Tuesday though.

Snow still melting quickly I hear it dripping outside right now....glad last night was a bust, we have enough snow and don't want to see people suffer damages. March is only 14 days away, and I want to see how fast this melts when it is in the 50s.
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Old 02-14-2013, 07:10 AM
 
Location: Live in NY State, work in CT
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I think in the last 10 years cleanups have been a lot better (of course, people in Bridgeport and New Haven probably don't feel that way right now ). I remember in 1996 it being almost a weeklong shutdown throughout the area (and kind of in 1978 as well, but I was in elementary school then so I mostly remember it from that perspective), but in addition to now I remember the Feb. 2006 storm being cleaned up pretty quick (though like now it also got warm right after the storm too, which helped, which didn't happen in 2010).
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Old 02-14-2013, 07:30 AM
 
Location: Near the Coast SWCT
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You guys are right, we did bounce back pretty quick.. I remember around the same date 3 yrs ago Baltimore area got the same amount of 2-3 feet and even up to 4 feet in spots and they took weeks to bounce back. That was the one labeled Snowmageddon. People were without heat for weeks, pipes froze, roads not plowed, ect. I think CT can handle snows up to 3 feet easily. 90% of Roads were fine(driveable) the next day.

And notice something else.... 1 foot in the fall with leaves = devastation. But 3 feet in the winter only disrupted a few areas. Leaves make a big difference.
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Old 02-14-2013, 07:32 AM
 
Location: Coastal Northeast
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90% of Roads were fine(driveable) the next day.
90% of the roads were driveable the next day in the areas that got 3+ feet? I don't know about that...
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Old 02-14-2013, 09:47 AM
 
Location: Near the Coast SWCT
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90% of the roads were driveable the next day in the areas that got 3+ feet? I don't know about that...
That's the 10%. I used the state as a whole getting 1-3 feet. 90% were driveable (not fully clean) but the 10% was the area that got 3 feet. I believe it was 10% of the state.
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