GALLERIES: 2015 Blizzard
President Barack Obama has approved Gov. Dannel P. Malloy's request to declare the January blizzard a major disaster, enabling parts of the state, including towns and cities in New London County, to receive federal aid.
Since the morning of Jan. 26, when the first flurries of what would become a significant blizzard began to fall, Mother Nature has dropped as much as 34.8 inches of snow on parts of the region. That and other numbers help tell the story.
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Southeastern Connecticut is in for a reprieve from snow today, but don’t get too comfortable. Snow showers are forecasted for Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday with potential for a storm Monday, according to Western Connecticut State Weather Center meteorologist Gary Lessor.
Just 12 hours after New London's Mountain Avenue was cleared of snow Friday, the city's mayor and the state's two U.S. senators walked the cleared roadway to get a firsthand look at the monumental task that public works crews have faced since the Monday-Tuesday blizzard.
Gov. Dannel P. Malloy visited the state Department of Transportation maintenance facility on Salem Turnpike in Norwich Thursday to thank snow plow drivers and other maintenance workers for their efforts to clear snow during the blizzard that hit the region Monday and Tuesday.
The same streets that on Tuesday seemed as desolate as the Siberian tundra came alive Wednesday morning when the sun rose on the Whaling City and its residents began the plodding work to dig out and return to normal.
Accompanied by town and borough officials, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy trudged through snow-covered Water Street in the borough Wednesday afternoon to get an up-close look at the effects the blizzard had on the town.
Seventeen Connecticut National Guard members from the 192nd Engineering Battalion are using massive backhoes and dump trucks this morning to clear the parking lot at Mystic Middle School and Deans Mill School. First Selectman George Crouse had requested assistance from the National Guard on Tuesday to remove snow from downtown Pawcatuck and Mystic and the schools so they can reopen on Thursday.