North Haven residents dig out after Winter Storm Ari - WFSB 3 Connecticut

North Haven residents dig out after Winter Storm Ari

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NORTH HAVEN, CT (WFSB) -

It looks like a winter wonderland across Connecticut, especially in North Haven where more than a foot of snow fell during Winter Storm Ari.

Some residents there said they were surprised to wake up Thursday morning and see so much snow. Residents said this type of snow can be hard to clear because it's so heavy.

"I absolutely love it," said Nick Ferrara of North Haven. "Now that I'm retired and I don't have anywhere to be at any particular time, this is wonderful."

Residents said they were fortunate not to be hit badly by Hurricane Sandy, so they didn't mind the snow too much. On Thursday morning, Ferrara and his wife were clearing the sidewalk along their entire street to help out their neighbors.

"We had more snow than you can imagine. It was, like, crazy," said Robyn Stacey of Northford. "The wind was blowing and the snow was like, I couldn't even go out my front door."

However in Northford, there was more trouble for drivers heading to work.

"I called my boss to tell him I was going to be a little late," said Jordan Colonese of Guilford. "Because when you look out your window and you see a lot of snow on your car, it's crazy."

Most people said they were only clearing a spot for cars and a path to their front door. That's because the latest weather forecast has higher temperatures, and most of the snow is expected to melt by the weekend.

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