So Far, Storm Less Fierce Than Forecast

by | Jan 27, 2015

 

It’s cold, it’s snowing and it’s blowing hard, but our late January snow storm has not clobbered the region as had been feared.

“They are still expecting maybe as much as 24 inches [total] but it’s not anywhere near what we expected by now,” said Joe Duarte, director of public works. “We figured it would be quite a bit. We let the guys rest a bit overnight, around 2 o’clock in the morning. … They say by 1, 2 o’clock this afternoon this blizzard stuff’s supposed to end. It could be OK. We could be OK. The stuff’s not sticking to the trees, it’s not sticking to the wires. We haven’t had any trees come down, we haven’t had any big branches come down.”

Plow operators take a break Tuesday morning after a night on the roads – hot coffee and English muffins.

Plow operators take a break Tuesday morning after a night on the roads – hot coffee and English muffins.

Duarte and Town Manager Tom Coyle were on hand throughout the storm. Coyle got some sleep using a cot set up in his office.

“The guys have been doing a good job,” said Coyle.

Duarte added, “If it’s going the way it’s going, I think we can keep up with it.”


EG News will be providing information about the blizzard as it becomes available. You can contact us at (401) 749-3115 or [email protected] You can follow events on Twitter (@egreenwichnews) and the EG News Facebook page.

 

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