Simsbury Among Towns Hardest Hit by Snow

Towns in Hartford County were among the hardest hit by Monday's storm, with 13 inches of snow reported in Avon, 10 inches in North Granby, and 16 inches in Simsbury.

At times, heavy, blowing created nearly whiteout conditions.

“It was pretty bad but hopefully it stopped now so we should be done,” said Simsbury resident Smita Arora.

Public works crews in Simsbury sent out a 19-member crew with a fleet of 14 trucks.

“It’s been a long day. The guys came in at midnight last night and we’ve essentially worked non-stop until now,” said Public Works Director Tom Roy.

The crew will recuperate before getting back to work early Tuesday morning.

“We’re really going to have to keep an eye on the roadways and temperature to make sure we have the right amount of product down to keep the roads safe and passable,” said Roy.

Town officials are asking residents to do their part.

“It is crucial that residents go around to fire hydrants and clear them so if there is an emergency our fire trucks can get to them,” said Simsbury First Selectman Lisa Heavner.

The town is also concerned about predicted cold temperatures and has opened up warming centers at the Simsbury Public Library and Eno Memorial Hall.

“Right now we have them scheduled to stay open until Feb. 9,” said Heavner.

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