First snow of season falls throughout CT - WFSB 3 Connecticut

First snow of season falls throughout CT

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Slick roads reported in Granby. (?Jeff Lepkowicz?) Slick roads reported in Granby. (?Jeff Lepkowicz?)
WATERBURY, CT (WFSB) -

Residents in most Connecticut towns saw their first snow of the season on Thursday.

The snowfall was enough to coat the grass, but late Thursday afternoon the snow had transitioned into a cold rain.

Cameron Lopez was a little wet as he was catching the bus in Waterbury, but he didn't seem to mind the late October snow

"I'm OK with it. I like it. It's not bad,” Lopez said. “It's not terrible. It's not obstructing anything."

In the Waterbury area, the snow showers were pretty steady. The flakes was clinging to tree branches and blanketed the ground with the snow, eventually transitioning over to a cold, soaking rain by the early afternoon.

"We got pneumonia weather, fall weather,” Antonino Johnson, of Meriden, said. “Last year, we went from spring to summer, now we're going winter to fall."

By late Thursday afternoon much of the snow was washed away.

"I was ready for snow, because I'm tired of the heat,” Isaiah Ervin, of Waterbury, said. “But you got to deal with what you get."

A crew from Party Plus in Wolcott went into Litchfield County to put up a 30 by 40 tent. A job that was expected to take hours in Thursday conditions.

But, Ervin’s co-worker Michael Manning, of Waterbury, said he wasn't nearly as excited for this October snow.

"The heat is better, way better,” Manning said. “You work faster, the snow slows you down, makes you get tired, feel it in your bones."

Everyone was advised to stay safe on the roads. 

"Just try to go slow," David Winterson, of New Hartford, said. 

"Obviously a little slower. Give yourself time to brake. Other than that you just have to try to be careful," Dennis Royka, of West Haven, said. 

Many drivers told Eyewitness News while the main roads aren't too bad, the side roads are a whole other story. 

"On the back roads they're a little rough," Ella McPherson of New Hartford, said. "I live on what's called dead mans curve and there was already a car in a car accident so I had to drive around and take a longer way."

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