While residents of some Connecticut towns woke up to find a few inches of snow outside, residents of Tolland, Manchester, Coventry, Staffordville, Bolton and some other towns had nearly two feet of snow, according to unofficial totals.
Staffordville saw about 23 inches of snow as of 2:30 p.m. Friday.
“There was a lot more snow than I thought,” Luke Piotrowicz, of Tolland, said.
Residents usually don’t sweat about the snow because they are used to it, but many weren’t prepared for the slippery road conditions that came with this storm.
“It usually takes me about five minutes to get here where I am, and it took me about 20,” Aaron Krueger, of the next town over in Willington, said.
Steve Smith, of Tolland, had to get his car winter-ready before heading out for the morning.
“It’s pretty bad out. I had trouble getting out of my driveway today. That’s why i had to put the chains on my car,” said Smith, who drives a plow truck.
This March storm comes weeks after the Blizzard of 2013, which dumped more than two feet of snow across Connecticut and Krueger said he hopes this snowstorm is this last one before next winter.
Trained weather spotters reports 17.2 inches of snow in Stafford Springs, 20.5 inches in Coventry and 18.5 inches in Manchester.