snow removal

Digging Out From The Storm

15 hours ago
Laurie Veillette

Connecticut and Long Island are digging out and cleaning up following last night's storm, and officials are asking residents to stay home so they can complete the job.

Ebong Udoma / WSHU

The federal government has turned down a request to help Connecticut cities and towns replenish their snow removal budgets. Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro announced this to mayors and first selectmen in her Congressional district on Tuesday. 

AP File Photo/Jessica Hill

Connecticut cities and towns running out of road salt are getting help from the state. Governor Dannel Malloy said the state began providing salt to needy municipalities at noon on Friday.

 

Mark Herz

Thursday’s storm put a strain on travel, commerce, and the ability of cities and towns to clean up after it. Snow emergency declarations in Connecticut’s second biggest city and by the state may help with the financial strain of the storm.

Naomi Starobin

Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy is requesting help from the White House and FEMA in an effort to  obtain  road salt to treat the state’s highways.  The governor said on Thursday that the state is running out of salt used in snow removal.

The winter storm also prompted New York Governor Andrew Cuomo to declare a state of emergency earlier in the day Thursday.  

Director of State Operations Howard Glaser says the emergency declaration is necessary for the state to help out local communities in these situations.

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