Digging out from a major winter storm

Frustration Grows as Plows Don't Show

Some remain trapped in their neighborhoods 48 hours after the blizzard.

Tuesday, Feb 12, 2013  |  Updated 12:19 PM EDT
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Residents of an apartment building in New Britain are angry because the parking lot hasn't been plowed and many of their cars remain under 2-3 feet of snow.

Residents of an apartment building in New Britain are angry because the parking lot hasn't been plowed and many of their cars remain under 2-3 feet of snow.

Frustration continued to build Monday as cities and towns tried to plow streets from under 3 feet of snow.

In Hamden, one of the towns hardest hit during the blizzard, people are still stuck in their homes 48 hours after the end of the storm. A condo complex on Mather Street has not seen a plow since the storm began.

"There is 4 feet of snow in the parking lot," said Lynn Townsend.

In Waterbury, Mayor Neil O'Leary posted an online progress report of streets that have been plowed and those that are still not accessible. Some areas of the city still had not been reached as of 2 p.m. on Monday. Waterbury was awaiting help from the City of Danbury. Mayor Mark Boughton, of Danbury, sent a convoy of public works trucks to Waterbury Monday to help clear streets there.

For some, the wait has been too long. In neighborhoods across Connecticut, people are using their personal snow blowers to try and clear streets that have yet to be plowed. A group of people in Bristol spent the day using snow blowers to clear Orleans Drive.

Wallingford police said about 70-percent of the town's roads have been plowed to make them accessible to emergency vehicles. Troops from the Army National Guard have been embedded with the Wallingford Fire Department to help get firefighters into less accessible areas, police said.

All Wallingford roads were expected to be accessible by Tuesday afternoon, according to police.

Frustration continued to build Monday as cities and towns tried to plow streets from under 3 feet of snow.

In Hamden, one of the towns hardest hit during the blizzard, people are still stuck in their homes 48 hours after the end of the storm. A condo complex on Mather Street has not seen a plow since the storm began.

"There is 4 feet of snow in the parking lot," said Lynn Townsend.

In Waterbury, Mayor Neil O'Leary posted a progress report of streets that have been plowed and those that are still not accessible. Some areas of the city still had not been reached as of 2 p.m. on Monday. Waterbury was awaiting help from the City of Danbury. Mayor Mark Boughton, of Danbury, sent a convoy of public works trucks to Waterbury Monday to help clear streets there.

For some, the wait has been too long. In neighborhoods across Connecticut, people are using their personal snowblowers to try and clear streets that have yet to be plowed. A group of people in Bristol spent the day using snowblowers to clear Orleans Drive.

Wallingford police said about 70-percent of the town's roads have been plowed to make them accessible to emergency vehicles. Troops from the Army National Guard have been embedded with the Wallingford Fire Department to help get firefighters into less accessible areas, police said.

All Wallingford roads were expected to be accessible by Tuesday afternoon, according to police.

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