Freak October Snowstorm

The snow falling on Saturday shattered records.

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Cheryl Shea
Cheryl Shea sent us this shot from Northford, mirroring destruction across Connecticut.
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Kimberly Benane
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Laurie Hart
"Hurray for Canada," says Laurie Hart on Nov.3, five days after the storm. "A team from Hydro-Quebec just restored power to our neighborhood after several hours. There were 25 trucks in Wethersfield today, with an additional 22 from Canada in Manchester."
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Record-breaking snow traps yet another car. This one is in Meriden.
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Fatima Madalena
Just one example of the destruction seen across Connecticut. Sent in from Fatima Madalena.
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Pauline Williams
Another tree down in Windsor.
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Storm conditions spark a fire in New Britain.
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Tree falls on a car in Windsor Locks.
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Even though the snow cause destruction in Connecticut, it also created beauty, like this scene in Plymouth.
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This split tree in Windsor Locks is one of many.
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Siciliano
The Sicilianos in Monroe made a Jack O Snowman as record breaking snow fell on Oct. 29.
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Francisco Garcia
North Broad Street in Meriden was closed when a tree fell.
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Megan Varley
This vehicle didn't make out so well in Bristol.
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Ellen Lester
This tree is barely hanging on in East Hampton.
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In Middletown they played snow soccer on Oct. 29.
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This tree just missed this New Milford home.
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Laura Laskey
Tree breaks wire line in Vernon.
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Trees in Monroe were getting heavy and bending as of 3:15 p.m.
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Tree uprooted in Glastonbury.
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Isabella, Delaney and Brendan with their pumpkins on this early wintry day on Saturday, Oct. 29.
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Amy Parmenter
A tree collapses in the yard of NBC Connecticut's own Amy Parmenter.
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More snow in Monroe.
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Austin sent this photo in from Newtown, early in the storm.
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Natalie Hammond
A beautiful red barn in the snow, but it was damaged by the tree that fell on it in Southbury.
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Rick Kulmann
Woodcrest Avenue in Wolcott was coated with roughly 5 inches by 3:15 p.m.
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Dave Pauluk
A tree branch rests on top of power lines on Oakwood Ave. in West Hartford.
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Rick Kulmann
October is a bit early for Frosty to make a Wolcott lawn appearance, however, the Kulmann family took this photo the day of the storm as Frosty waited to be coated by snow.
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Danielle Rauche
The early moments of the storm in Manchester.
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Susan Novicky
The sun rises reavealing the beauty of the snow in New Fairfield.
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Danielle Rauchle
Danielle in Manchester catches the early moments of the storm.
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Jim P
Snow covers patio furniture on a back deck. Canton, CT
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John
A historic snow coated Wallingford two days before Halloween.
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Debi Mrozoqski
"This is what is left of our Japanese Maple Tree. Didn't take long for this snowfall to break it," Debi tells us from Wallingford.
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Katie Maxwell
A car is trapped by a fallen tree in Bristol.
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Katie Maxwell
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Danielle Rauchle
Plowing starts early in Manchester.
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We're told a shed was crushed under this tree in West Hartford.
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Amanda Kovatch
Stickly snow makes for good snowmen in Bridgeport. Thanks for sharing, Amanda.
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This my neighbor's yard in Windsor. They said the backyard is worse Jana Backus Janabackus@comcast.net Connected by MOTOBLURâ„¢ on T-Mobile
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Mother Nature is very confused today!! Baltic - 10/29/11
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Mother Nature is very confused today!! Baltic - 10/29/11
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A rare October snowman.
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Snow falling on the colored leaves in my yard
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Ridgefield from Christina
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Here is our Snow Ghost from Kacie and Garrett of Burlington. Feel free to post it on the news and your website
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This looks like January, but it's only Oct. 29.
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Snow in Wolcott, as of 4 p.m. Connected by DROID on Verizon Wireless
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Chris Doll
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Snowflakes started at exactly noon in Brookfield. I made my snowman at 2:30 p.m. after we lost our cable, internet and phone service. I'm hoping service is restored in time for the 6:00 news! Steve Hall Brookfield
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Justin and Jarrett are a frozen hot dog and fries on their way to a Halloween party! ~Jennifer Feldman, Ledyard
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We're calling this "Maggie's first snow." We took her outside in our neighborhood in New Britain to play in the snow for the first time. She is 18 months old. My name is Emily.
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Took this right now from Hamden! Thanks! Myla Wilson
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This was in Meriden at 1:05 p.m. Saturday
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October snow in Winchester! We know we live in the North Pole, but in October? Way too early! Debbie Della Valle
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Lizzie from Glastonbury loving the first snow
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Barbara Lagana
The tree that fell is the last of the original three trunks of a much larger tree. The first two trunks fell during storm Irene. The tree crushed by the tree that fell was a beautiful river birch planted 8 years ago. -Barbara Lagana
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One family makes the most of unpresidented fall weather.
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A Halloween snow ghost.
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Snow wears a witch costume in Connecticut.
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Nothing says Fall like a boat in a snowstorm! Dave from Tolland.
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Rebecca Laus
This is a treat not a trick for Ellie in Torrington.
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Herold Espin
Wolcott, Conn.
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Linda Eagan
Covered tree in Bristol.
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These mums are covered on this Shelton deck.
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Tree falls on an East Street garage in New Britain.
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Wires down in Waterbury.
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Glastonbury
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Dorothy Zyla
Before
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Dorothy Zyla
After in the same yard in New Britain.
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Melissa Madsen
Conn. Oct. 29.
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Ela Paluch
Ela's Snow coated pumpkins and mums, Middletown.
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Carma Soule
Tree grazes a South Windsor home, the the family says the structure doesn't look hurt.
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There won't be any grilling on this Middletown deck.
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Desire Semrau
Falling in Meriden on the night of Oct. 29.
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Barbara Griffin
Kitty's first snowstorm.
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Meg
Sad pumpkin, Cromwell.
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A white Halloween in East Hampton.
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Holly Alexson
Sixteen inches in Norfolk.
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Lisa Cirelli
Vernon home grazed by tree.
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Ray of New Britain caught this during Metro-North delays from New York.
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Timothy Cyr
This pool in Newington didn't stand much of chance once heavy snowfall on Oct.29 weighed on a nearby tree.
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Nilsa
A down tree in Windsor Locks.
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