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DOT says its ready, and we’ve seen it before

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The preparation for the upcoming storm began when the last one ended, said Kevin Nursick, spokesman for the state Department of Transportation. Equipment was repaired and checked, supplies were stockpiled and staffing was coordinated. “We’re ready,” Nursick said on Thursday morning. “We’re out pre-treating roads, bridges and problem areas on all of the state’s highways […] [Read More]
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Insurance Institute offers safety tips

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WINTER STORM RESOURCES Advice for Staying Safe and Warm Alternative Heating Installing Weather Stripping & Seals Prevent Roof Collapse on Homes Preventing Frozen Pipes Preventing Ice Dams on Homes Reducing the Risk of Tree Damage Using Generators Safely Prepare Surroundings Visit DisasterSafety.org for more information from the Institute for Business and Home Safety. [Read More]
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NWS Issues Blizzard “Watch”

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The NWS has placed most of Connecticut under a Blizzard Watch for Friday into early Saturday. A Blizzard Watch means that a combination of snow and wind is expected to create whiteout conditions with visibility below 1/4 mile for several hours Friday into Saturday morning. In the watch area, the NWS expects… -12 to 24 […] [Read More]
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How new storm compares to ’78

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A WXEdge post looks at the track, snowfall totals and wind gusts from the Feb. 6, 1978 blizzard and the storm headed our way. It looks eerily similar…. [Read More]
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Helping seniors cope with the storm

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From caregiversstress.com: As a potentially dangerous winter storm threatens, local senior care experts are encouraging families to help their senior loved ones and neighbors prepare for the possibility of heavy snow, ice and frigid temperatures. The extreme temperatures and snow of winter can be especially dangerous for older adults. The elderly and those with heart […] [Read More]
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Metro-North prepares for snow

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Remember the winter of 2010-11 when snow crippled Metro-North’s trains? More than 80 inches of snow paralyzed the New Haven Line, and at some points kept more than half the state’s fleet of 320 M-2, M-4, and M-6 cars — the oldest of which, the M-2s, are between 33 to 40 years old — out […] [Read More]
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Don’t look for sand on the roads

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The state Department of Transportation hasn’t used sand for several years, but pretreats major roads and highways with a brine substance that coats the surface and inhibits freezing, said DOT spokesman Kevin Nursick. [Read More]
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How bad will it be?

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It depends on who you ask…. Forecaster Sam Champion on Good Morning America calls the coming storm “the worst to hit the East Coast” in a decade. WTNH meteorologist Gil Simmons said that the snowfall will be heavier the farther east in Connecticut one goes, but that the potential for flooding is highest in the […] [Read More]
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