Several Schools Opened Late as Cleanup Continues

More than 125 schools and districts opened late today after April snow covered the state yesterday and dumped up to 7 inches in some parts. As the cleanup continues, many residents are hoping that winter weather is finally over.

"I think that it’s a cruel April Fool’s joke," Helene Melchionne, of Waterbury, said. "Mother Nature can take it and bring it to somebody else. ... I’m waiting to see what the rest of the year is going to bring us."

The spring snow has some residents dreaming of moving away to warmer states.

"I hate it. We’re in Connecticut. I lived in Florida for 10 years and I don’t even know why I even moved back," Peter Pinho, of Naugatuck, said.

He and his co-worker Chris Brancato, of Torrington, wer getting gas in Naugatuck and both said they are sick of winter weather.

"Right now I’m looking to move to Virginia in about a year and a half and that is one of the biggest reasons why. I’m tired of shoveling," Brancato said.
There were also several issues on the roads because of some slick spots this morning.

The sunshine returns today and will last into Wednesday, but rain showers will begin Thursday morning and turn into a steady rain by afternoon and temperatures will rise well into the 50s.-

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