As people across Connecticut prepare for Winter Storm Bethany, the town of Bethany was bracing as well on Wednesday.
The second storm of the season named by Eyewitness News is named for that rural town in New Haven County right between New Haven and Waterbury.
Bethany was first settled in 1717 but didn't separate from neighboring Woodbridge until 1832. Just under 5,000 people live in this rural town.
On New Year's Day, the rural town of Bethany was pretty quiet, except for one spot on Route 63.
The Country Corner Diner was packed with a fire roaring, just as they will be when those flakes from Winter Storm Bethany start to fly.
"Almost every snow storm we're always open," said Qazi Topciu, whose family owns restaurant. "We're always very, very busy."
The Country Corner Diner was filled with residents of Naugatuck, Hamden and Woodbridge.
"I would still come tomorrow if it's snowing," said customer Skip Wooster. "I'll be here."
With 5 to 10 inches of blowing snow and frigid temperatures expected with Winter Storm Bethany, customers at the diner were keeping their eyes on the forecast.
"We're going to go grocery shopping after we have our breakfast," said customer Laura Perretta. "I'm a school teacher, so we're watching to see whether we're going to have school tomorrow or Friday."
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