Say it ain’t snow …

Many businesses were closed on Thursday, Jan. 4, as heavy snow blanketed roads and made driving hazardous. Plows and snowblowers came out to do roads and sidewalks, such as Main Street in Kent, photo above, later in the afternoon as the snow subsided. Photo by Lans Christensen

Once again, the weather was the big news story. The cold temperatures that came with the new year had created black ice that was perfect for outdoor skating; but with the heavy snow on Thursday, Jan. 4, many of those outdoor rinks disappeared. Snow totals for the area varied. 

The National Weather Service reported 15 inches in Winsted, 7 inches in Falls Village, 11 inches in Norfolk and 10.8 inches at Cornwall Bridge. 

Plow company employees said they saw as much as 12 to 16 inches in some areas.

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