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Vernon Officials to Residents: Don't be in a Hurry Saturday Morning

It will take some time to clear the roads, they said.

Emergency Management officials had a succinct message for residents who are waking up to mounds of snow on Saturday.

Don't be in a hurry to get anywhere.

"We're asking that people stay off the roads and allow the plow crews to do what they do best - clear the roads," Emergency Management Director Michael Purcaro said. "We want everyone safe."

At its height, the storm was dumping snow at a clip of about 6 inches per hour with wind making visibility practically non-existent. Plows were all over the place, but the roads were quickly covered again just minutes after a pass.

No roads were closed, but Vernon police spokesman Lt. William Meier said some in town were just about impassable.

Meier said it should be well into the morning and it could be into the afternoon hours before all roads are clear in town.

"People should just stay home - and off the roads - until they can be cleared," Meier said.

Tom February 09, 2013 at 04:26 PM
Seems like the town or state isnot in much of a hurry either.Tunnel rd west of the tunnel has not seen a plow since before 530am. At this rate it will be may before malloy opens the rds.
Vernon Taxpayer February 09, 2013 at 05:10 PM
Wow! Did we just have a Blizzard? I don't see that there is any reason to be in such a big hurry. Most businesses are closed and state roads. So where are you going?
Vernon Resident February 10, 2013 at 03:37 PM
I cleared the area to the side of my driveway to avoid being plowed in again, which was not much fun....that doesn't work when the snowplow driver drives down the left side of the road instead of the right. Now I'm going to shovel out again....very, very frustrating.

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