With first jab of snow over, region braces for more significant storm | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED

With first jab of snow over, region braces for more significant storm

The region weathered its first major snow event of the year Saturday without batting an eye, as residents prepared for a potentially more impactful storm that’s barreling across the country and toward Connecticut just in time for the work week to begin.

Saturday’s storm dropped roughly 5 inches of snow over the Southeastern portion of the state, with lower amounts in Windham County. The precipitation largely wrapped up by mid-morning and residents began using snow blowers and muscle power to clear the fluffy masses off driveways and sidewalks even before the last flakes fell.

The snow led to early parking bans, but few traffic issues beyond a few reported spinouts, local police departments said. The snow did lead to the postponement of a few community events, including a winter-themed fundraiser set for Norwich Free Academy.

The white stuff carried all the ”-ables” a snow lover could ask for: packable, sledable and buildable. Snowmen cropped up in yards that a day before were just brown grass while sleds and saucers were hauled out of garages for the first time this year.

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