New Englanders brace for snowfall - WFSB 3 Connecticut

New Englanders brace for snowfall


Wednesday night's snow fall left cars coated and roads slick, but many in Western Mass were happy to see it.

"I like the snow, don't mind it," said Chris Lemanski of Westfield.

He liked it even though he was outside working in it at the Big Y on Broad Street in Westfield collecting shopping carts.

"It's coming down pretty good, it's sticking and getting slippery out but other than that, we're getting our carriages in and everything," he said.

Others came out to see their cars covered, surprised by how many inches fell.

"I didn't expect this much to be out here this fast. I was only at work for four hours and it was fine when I went in and now it's insane outside like a blizzard," said Virginia Fisher of Westfield.

Some may like it, but for any driver, the slick roads were a problem. Police in several towns responded to minor spin-outs.

CBS 3 cameras captured a pickup truck sliding over the slick roads on Route 20.

The roads deteriorated so quickly, Westfield DPW crews told CBS 3 they were scrambling to get sanders and plows on the streets.

Many drivers were left worried about Thursday's commute.

"I have about a 45-minute drive and one year I actually spun out in the snow," said Eugene Yurovskih, Westfield.

But most people said that loving the snow is part of the beauty of being a New Englander.

"We haven't had that much snow in a long time so I think it's pretty cool," Eugene Yurovskih said.

"This is nice, in Moscow in Russia it's too cold," said Dmitry Yurovskih who moved to Westfield from Russia 23 years ago.

"I like it, it's about time," Fisher said.

Many towns also enforced parking bans because of the winter conditions.

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