By noon Wednesday, a coat of snow from the nor'easter had blanketed Torrington.
The Litchfield Hills are supposed to get the most snow in the state and the temperatures are also expected to be low.
Town crews spent Wednesday clearing roads and keeping the streets dry for drivers by salting them.
"They're just wet now," said Ray Abeling of Torrington, who was cleaning his car Wednesday afternoon. "It'll be fun coming home."
Torrington schools were dismissed early because of the snow.
"It's pretty crazy because it's fall and it's already snowing," said Dylan Hansen of Torrington, who was having a snowball fight with his cousin. "It's like Christmas is coming early."
One residents said he had to get used to the autumn snow.
"It is pretty unexpected weather. All of a sudden, it (snow) came down," said Thomas Farr, who was clearing the sidewalk at Salerno Import & Deli.
Some Torrington residents in the end enjoy the wicked weather.
"Oh it's wonderful," Abeling said. "You can't have winter without it."
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