Temperatures were cold enough in the Northwest Hills Tuesday that the snow started sticking early, covering streets, cars and sidewalks during the height of the evening commute.
Plows were out and so were the shovels. In Torrington, the Prince family makes it a team effort. They were digging out their sidewalkTuesday night with their toddler who was taking advantage of it.
“It’s definitely easier to get ahead of it than just waiting because of the fact that it starts to get heavy on your back,” Shay Prince said. “But she loves the snow. We’ve been playing and having snowball fights.”
There was plenty of time to play with schools dismissing early. Parents say it was a good call after passing several accidents including a rollover on West Hill Road in New Hartford.
The cold snap is now the concern in the hills because they know as the snow stops, the temperature drops.
“It can get really dicey especially when the sun goes down and it starts to get cooler and that’s when things get icy,” Denise Vensel of Harwinton said.
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