Many people are in disbelief as they have to dig out the cold-weather gear for hopefully one last time this season.
“It’s too late for snow. Mother Nature had her chance,” says Alyssa Dubourg of Torrington.
“Everything is already in the garage. Spring stuff is out. Bicycles are out. We don’t want any more shovels,” says Breanne Lehoux of Torrington.
Seasons might have switched. But police want people to be ready for the cruel, if brief, return to winter-like conditions.
“Park off the street if they can. Let our street department clear the snow,” says Sgt. Kevin Sultaire of Torrington Police Department.
There is no official parking ban in Torrington but moving cars could help if snow piles up here.
Another concern is the possibility of lines coming down because of strong winds.
Police say always assume the line is charged and dangerous.
“If you come across any downed power lines just give us a call so we can address that,” says Sultaire.
At the Dairy Queen on Main Street in Torrington, which opened March 1st, this is supposed to be its busy season. They hope ice cream lovers venture out despite the Blizzard inspired weather.
“Not good. They will still come and get ice cream. But we don’t want snow,” says Gina Bouchez, Dairy Queen owner.
Police remind everyone if the roads are snowy or icy to take it slow and clear off windows before driving.