Hampden County digs out - WFSB 3 Connecticut

Hampden County digs out


On Saturday, the most eastern parts of Hampden County were blanketed in white. 

In Palmer, snow clung to school buses, and in Monson, cars and signs peaked out from mounds of snow.

"When I looked out the window, the car looked like a big lump of snow ... you could barely see the roof," said Mike Hendricks of Monson.

Hendricks was out on Saturday morning digging out his car on Main Street in Monson. Hendricks said it took him close to three hours to dig out his wife's car. However, Hendricks wasn't alone, Melanie Wrobel was right across the street digging out her car, too.  

Although Wrobel had some help digging out, she said clearing snow off her car was a tall task.

"It has been awhile. It has been a good half-hour ... 45 minutes ... just the snow alone is up to my waist when I was trying to brush the car off," Wrobel said.

However, the mountains of snow were no big deal for some.

"I went through the '78 one ... the snow was like real high ... and the cars that were coming home from work on 91 ... they just got buried," Hendricks said.  

Others who were not around to experience the blizzard of '78 said this snow fall did break records in their eyes.

"It's easily the most snow I've ever seen in my life," said Finley Simonds, 17, of Brimfield.

Simonds spent Saturday afternoon shoveling out an antique shop on Palmer Road in Brimfield.

He said his first digging out experience was one to remember.

"It's a different experience to see no one out on the road. I'm sure everything will be back to normal tomorrow," Simonds said.

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