Hundreds of schools were closed or had remote learning Tuesday after Monday's storm, which caused blizzard conditions in parts of the state and dropped over a foot of snow in much of Connecticut.
The Waterbury and Bridgeport areas saw a storm that officially ranked as a blizzard, with wind gusts of more than 35 miles per hour and visibility at or under 1/4 mile for three consecutive hours.
In Waterbury, as the clean up got going on Monday night, traveling around the city was still difficult. On top of blizzard conditions earlier in the day, the city has more than a foot of snow on the ground to clean up.
Eddie Floyd had run out to get groceries for his family and said the roads were rough.
“There were four of us who got stuck. It was me and two other cars that were fishtailing, stuck in a snowbank. There are plows out, but not enough to be honest with you," Floyd said.
On Tuesday the Waterbury Police Activity League, including teens and police officers, helped clean up after the snow.
“It feels just amazing, nothing can explain it,” Donnay Marquez, 17, said.
They cleared driveways ans sidewalks.
Officer Querino Maia said they helped the elderly, the disabled, people in need.
He said he takes pride in mentoring teens and helping others in his hometown.
“It keeps the kids off the streets and out of trouble and I love working with the kids, especially being as a police officer working together with the community is just unbelievable,” Maia said.
The PAL's hard work helped people, including Joan Lamporte, of Waterbury.
“I’m very appreciative of it because I don’t know how I would’ve gotten out because there’s so much snow,” she said.
Some towns saw more than a foot of snow, while others, especially in northeastern Connecticut, had a less impressive showing.
A Winter Storm Warning remains in effect for Litchfield county through 4 p.m. There is a Winter Weather Advisory for Hartford, Tolland and Windham counties.
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