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Norwich weathering this latest nor'easter

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Side roads in Norwich were completely covered by 11 a.m. on Tuesday. (Lydia/iWitness) Side roads in Norwich were completely covered by 11 a.m. on Tuesday. (Lydia/iWitness)
(Lydia/iWitness) (Lydia/iWitness)

Norwich can expect to get anywhere from 8 to 12 inches of snow, perhaps more, from Winter Storm Ferris.  

The Department of Public Works said all of its trucks are already out on the roads. 

The DPW has 27 routes and about 160 miles of road-way it has to cover during storms. 

Crews arrived around midnight, and they’ll be working long hours to make sure all of the snow gets cleared away. 

A parking ban is in effect until the storm ends. Drivers can’t park on the odd side of city streets. Violators will face a $25 fine and cars will be towed at the owner’s expense. 

“If things continue the way things are now and the roads stay warm, we should be able to get out of here pretty quickly," said public works director Ryan Thompson. "If it starts getting really cold, we’ll probably be here another two, three hours after the storm ends.”

However, Thompson said it's important for people to abide by the ban.

“If we can’t get by and then we can’t clear the roads, then it’s unsafe," he said.

One Norwich resident told Channel 3 that he had no issue getting to a gas station on Tuesday morning.

“I came down here to get some gas from my snow blower," said the man who only wanted to be identified as Bill. "They just did my street so roads weren’t bad and I was able to get down here.”

Crews expect to be out until 9 p.m. or 10 p.m.

School is also closed in Norwich. See more closures here.

For the latest on the forecast, read here.

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