As proud parents from Hillhouse and Weaver schools watched a double overtime thriller at the CIAC championships in Uncasville, they were bracing for a drive back home.
“We've been having a good winter so far, not many winter storms, so we wanted to keep it going,” said Steve Dickerson.
Thousands of parents left southeastern Connecticut hoping to beat the first flakes, and they did.
“I was kind of worried, I hope my husband would call me to let me know whether it had started (snowing) or not,” said Melinda Whitmore.
With the winter we’ve seen this year, a lot of towns have saved money on snow budgets, but Sunday night’s spring storm is proving winter isn’t over until Mother Nature says so.
Public works crews in New Haven already took some plows off their trucks, but they had to put them back on.
At 10 p.m. Sunday night, the roads in most of the state were clear of snow, as the brunt of the storm was expected to come in the overnight hours.
Barbara Housk is a school bus driver in New Haven and said it is never easy when it’s slick.
“We have had problems. Sometimes they don't get the salt trucks out there and as bus drivers, it can be tough getting up a hill,” Housk said.
With the Monday morning timing of it all, school delays were being posted Sunday night. However, some parents who packed the Mohegan Sun Arena on Sunday night said they think their players deserved a snow day.
“Yes they should have the day off. They earned it,” Whitmore said.
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