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Blizzard of 2013

Premium Content Spate of severe storms wreaks havoc on local trees

 April 13, 2013; Updated: 11:55 pm

Experts warn homeowners to take a close look at their trees this spring because damaged from recent storms may mean they have to be replaced.


Premium Content Stonington reminds property owners to shovel sidewalks

 February 15, 2013; Updated: 12:18 pm

As snow  melts, the town is appealing to all residents and business owners to clear sidewalks along their properties.

"We understand that the volume of snow from this Winter Storm Nemo has made it very difficult to...


Premium Content Waterford takes back one February vacation day

 February 13, 2013; Updated: 11:45 pm

Students already have lost a total of eight days of instruction due to Superstorm Sandy and last weekend's blizzard.


Premium Content Preston reschedules school board meeting

 February 13, 2013; Updated: 6:39 pm

The Board of Education meeting postponed Monday will be held March 4.


Premium Content Snow leaking through skylights into Stonington’s Deans Mill School

 February 13, 2013; Updated: 12:04 am

Half of the 24 skylights on the flat roof at Deans Mill School have been leaking melted snow into the school following last week’s blizzard.


Premium Content If you haven't had your fill, more snow is on the way

 February 12, 2013; Updated: 2:35 pm

With streets barely cleared from the weekend storm, the forecast is for another 1 to 3 inches of snow tonight into Thursday.


Premium Content The blizzard by the numbers

 February 12, 2013; Updated: 11:56 pm

A look at some numbers from the blizzard.


Connecticut towns getting help with snow removal

 February 12, 2013; Updated: 7:07 pm

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Cities and towns in Connecticut are getting some extra help as they continue clearing snow dumped by the blizzard.


Premium Content Region getting back to normal, slowly

 February 12, 2013; Updated: 7:06 pm

Town officials across the region feared that flooding, roof collapses and more outages would occur Monday as temperatures soared, bringing rain, fog and new challenges to a state still digging out from up to three feet of snow.


Premium Content Ledyard mayor has knack for avoiding worst weather

 February 12, 2013; Updated: 7:05 pm

Mayor John Rodolico has knack for a taking a vacation when bad weather hits.


Premium Content Employers returning to business as usual

 February 12, 2013; Updated: 7:04 pm

It was back to work Monday for employees as the region's businesses try to make up for days lost from the blizzard.


Premium Content Only a handful still without power

 February 12, 2013; Updated: 10:07 pm

The number of outages that Connecticut Light & Power reported fluctuated Tuesday and for hours included 133 outages in Old Lyme — 2 percent of the town’s customers.


School openings, delays for Wednesday

 February 12, 2013; Updated: 8:40 pm

East Lyme
Schools are back in session Wednesday.
Lyme-Old Lyme
All schools will have a two-hour...


Connecticut DMV cancels driving tests due to snow banks

 February 12, 2013; Updated: 7:04 pm

WETHERSFIELD, Conn. (AP) — The Connecticut Department of Motor Vehicles says it has cancelled road skills testing for the coming days because of the high snow banks along the state's roadways following the weekend blizzard that left more than...


Premium Content State allows waterways as last resort for dumping snow, but no takers yet

 February 11, 2013; Updated: 7:10 pm

Few southeastern Connecticut municipalities are considering taking up the state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection’s offer to allow them to dump excess snow into some of the state’s waterways under certain conditions.


Seven deaths blamed on storm, Malloy says

 February 11, 2013; Updated: 7:09 pm

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy said Monday that seven people have died and 16 roofs have collapsed in Connecticut since the start of the blizzard.


NL partially lifts parking ban

 February 11, 2013; Updated: 7:09 pm

The city has lifted its parking ban for the downtown area. The ban, which requires parking along the even side of the street, remains in effect for the rest of the city.


Premium Content Fog, some black ice for tonight

 February 11, 2013; Updated: 7:08 pm

Most of the rain has stopped for today but dense fog will remain through the night and area roadways are experiencing some ponding from the rain and melting snow.

News 8 Storm Team Meteorologist Quincy Vagell said temperatures...


Premium Content Blizzard cleanup is a shovel-ready project

 February 11, 2013; Updated: 6:31 pm

Power is being restored to those still without it as the digging out from the blizzard of 2013 continues across the region.


Premium Content East Lyme shelter has closed

 February 11, 2013; Updated: 7:07 pm

The regional shelter at the East Lyme Middle School has closed today, according to a press release from Old Lyme’s emergency operations center.


Premium Content Post-blizzard fun in Norwich

 February 11, 2013; Updated: 7:22 pm

Sunday wasn't all about digging out cars and clearing streets after the blizzard. Sledders take to the slopes as the sun goes down at the Norwich Golf Course.


Premium Content Bon Jovi postpones casino show, then plays for free

 February 11, 2013; Updated: 7:18 pm

Bon Jovi, the multiple-platinum New Jersey band, put on an impromptu free performance Saturday afternoon in the Mohegan Sun Arena before a Sun-estimated crowd of 2,000 fortunate folks.


Where to put all this snow?

 February 11, 2013; Updated: 8:24 pm

Norwich public works crews remove snow by the truckload following the weekend blizzard.


Obama declares state of emergency in Connecticut

 February 10, 2013; Updated: 7:14 pm

WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama has declared a state of emergency for Connecticut after the massive storm that blanketed the state with several feet of snow.
The order means federal money...


Town-by-town snowfall amounts

 February 10, 2013; Updated: 7:14 pm

An average of 25 inches of snow buried New London County.


The latest closings, openings, delays for Tuesday

 February 10, 2013; Updated: 7:13 pm

Schools closed Tuesday.
No activities before or after school.
School offices and the...


No injuries as snow collapses roof of Waterford business

 February 10, 2013; Updated: 7:13 pm

Waterford — The roof of the JayPro sporting goods company at 976 Hartford Turnpike partially collapsed today under the weight of the weekend’s heavy snow, according to town and fire officials.


New London continues to clear roads

 February 10, 2013; Updated: 7:12 pm

New London - Mayor Daryl Justin Finizio said city plows are expected to reach all city streets today but is asking residents not to shovel snow from sidewalks and driveways into the street. Public Works Director Tim Hanser said the snow...


Boy injured when ATV flips on snow covered road in Waterford

 February 10, 2013; Updated: 7:11 pm

Waterford — A boy was injured late this afternoon when he was thrown off an all terrain vehicle he was driving on the ice and snow covered roadway on Locust Court, according to police.
The boy,...


Clairvoyant show at Garde canceled

 February 10, 2013; Updated: 1:49 pm

New London -- A show this afternoon at 3 p.m. at the Garde Arts Center by medium and clairvoyant Lisa Williams has been canceled. The show will be rescheduled to a date to be determined in the spring.


As snow descended, so did the quiet

 February 10, 2013; Updated: 7:10 pm

Under a clear, bright sky that belied the wintry mess below, the streets of downtown New London echoed with the muffled sounds of shovels scraping and little else Saturday afternoon.


Malloy visits East Lyme shelter

 February 10, 2013; Updated: 1:50 pm

After snow inundated the region and caused power outages Saturday, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and Lt. Gov. Nancy Wyman visited the regional shelter at East Lyme Middle School Saturday to reassure residents that help was on its way.


CL&P has now restored power to most southeastern Connecticut residents

 February 9, 2013; Updated: 10:23 am

Large numbers of CL&P customers saw their power come back by tonight with only Old Lyme with significant outages. Norwich and Groton public utilities customers fared better, with power restored to most customers by Saturday night.


UPDATED: Bon Jovi plays free show for Mohegan Sun fans

 February 9, 2013; Updated: 4:07 pm

Bon Jovi may have rescheduled his Saturday night concert at Mohegan Sun, but that didn't mean he'd left his fans out in the cold.


CL&P estimates power restoration will take 24 hours or more

 February 9, 2013; Updated: 11:11 pm

Mitch Gross, media spokesman for Connecticut Light & Power, said the company is assessing the damage from the storm, which includes heavy snowfall and downed wires. Restoration efforts will begin once CL&P assesses the damage.


Stonington may open emergency shelter; 60 percent of homes, businesses without power

 February 9, 2013; Updated: 4:47 pm

With 60 percent of homes and businesses here without power as of noon and temperatures expected to dip into the single digits tonight, the town expects to open the emergency shelter at the high school early this afternoon.


Worried about your pipes freezing?

 February 9, 2013; Updated: 7:16 pm

With more than 34,000 CL&P customers still without power Saturday night, many homes without heat were facing the prospect of frozen pipes.


No mail delivery today

 February 9, 2013; Updated: 11:11 pm

Providence - The U.S. Postal Service has suspended mail delivery and will keep post offices closed in all six New England states because of the blizzard that has dumped more than 2 feet of snow throughout the region.


Empty and eerie, New London Saturday morning

 February 9, 2013; Updated: 4:01 pm

Twenty two New London firefighters were on duty overnight, responding to all kinds of calls, from ambulance runs, many for heart attacks, to reports of limbs and wires down. Fire trucks twice had to be pulled out of the snow.


New York airports reopen; Bradley, Logan closed

 February 9, 2013; Updated: 11:10 am

New York -- New York's airports are digging out from under nearly a foot of snow and allowing some flights to land this morning.

Chafee closes all R.I. roads to non-essential travel

 February 9, 2013; Updated: 10:05 am

Providence -- Rhode Island's governor has ordered residents to stay off the roads as the state begins to dig out from the winter storm.
Gov. Lincoln Chafee imposed the statewide ban on...


Behemoth storm drops 2 feet of snow on Northeast

 February 9, 2013; Updated: 10:38 am

A behemoth storm packing hurricane-force wind gusts and blizzard conditions swept through the Northeast on Saturday, dumping more than 2 feet of snow on New England and knocking out power to 650,000 homes and businesses.


Shelters open throughout region

 February 9, 2013; Updated: 7:16 pm

Municipalities throughout the region have opened shelters for residents without power.


'Blizzy' just wouldn't wait

 February 9, 2013; Updated: 7:15 pm

Elizabeth Judy Ambrosia, weighing 7 pounds, 4 ounces, was born at 8:35 p.m. Friday in the ambulance parked in the arrival bay at The William W. Backus Hospital. Her nickname was going to be Lizzy, her dad James Ambrosia said, but "I think I'm going...


Time Lapse: Blizzard of 2013 in 90 Seconds

 February 9, 2013; Updated: 4:52 pm

Watch a time lapse of the Blizzard of 2013 in 90 seconds at the intersection of Bank and State Streets in New London.


Digging out in Montville

 February 9, 2013; Updated: 1:31 pm

Montville residents begin to clear the snow deposited by the blizzard.


The storm and its effects, town by town

 February 8, 2013; Updated: 10:41 pm

A town-by-town list of cancellations, closings and the impact on municipalities and hospitals.


As night falls, so do trees, power lines

 February 8, 2013; Updated: 10:19 pm

By evening, the massive blizzard had caused more than 26,700 Connecticut Light & Power outages statewide, with more than 22,000 of those in southeastern Connecticut.


Blizzard brings 60 mph gusts, extensive outages

 February 8, 2013; Updated: 10:05 pm

Outages are beginning to pile up as the blizzard gains force with heavy snow and wind gusts up to 60 miles per hour. Gov. Dannel P. Malloy has declared a state of emergency in response to the approaching blizzard, which he said could produce as much...


Accidents reported throughout region

 February 8, 2013; Updated: 6:37 pm

Police and emergency personnel reported accidents throughout the region Friday, including a tractor-trailer accident on Interstate 395 and a car that hit a pole in Ledyard.



Where to put all this snow?

Time Lapse: Blizzard of 2013 in 90 Seconds

Digging out in Montville


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