Expected Snow Sidelines Travel Plans

With several inches of snow expected to fall Wednesday, one of the busiest travel days of the year, many people are scrambling to change their holiday travel plans.

Some say they're considering staying home.

"We're not sure. We're kind of still debating if we should go or if we should stay home and do our own thing instead of trying to go out," said Sage Hall, of Southington.

Others are still hoping to make it to their holiday celebrations.

"I'm planning to go Wednesday. If we have 10 inches of snow on the ground then maybe I'll change my mind," said Jessica Backer Wilde, of West Hartford.

While the pending storm is causing travel concerns, people who are planning to stick around Connecticut are getting prepared. Pfau's Hardware in West Hartford is seeing no shortage of people picking up supplies.

"As the storm approaches, I've been seeing more people buying the ice melt, you want to increase your traction, anything that's going to be pet safe we have a lot of that and we have shovels as well," said Pfau's employee Daeshawn Kelley.

Towns across the state are gearing up for what could be a busy holiday clearing roads. At the West Hartford Public Works Department, salt is piled high and the town's brand new plow and other vehicles are ready to go.

"We're fully stocked on all levels. Our residents of West Hartford should anticipate no issues by our efforts to get the storm cleaned up to meet their holiday needs," said Public Works Director John Phillips.

And if there's a bit of good news in all of this, AAA says gas prices in Connecticut and nationwide are expected to be at their lowest since 2009.

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