Tracking snowy conditions in Hartford County

Published: Mar. 14, 2023 at 5:54 AM EDT|Updated: Mar. 14, 2023 at 8:24 PM EDT
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HARTFORD, CT (WFSB) - Winter Storm Brenda brought rain at first, then snow to Hartford County on Tuesday.

The National Weather Service upgraded Hartford County to a winter storm warning by mid-morning.

In northern towns like Granby and Hartland, some residents got around 1 ft. of snow.

The snow caused most Hartford County residents to stay inside, only venturing out to get groceries.

Catherine Delasco from Granby says she was out getting groceries because her husband just had surgery.

“He said I need some of this and I need some of that so I’m doing my errands for him,” says Delasco.

In Granby, about 800 customers were without power.

Eversource called in backup from all around the country, from states as far as Texas, Minnesota, and Missouri.

One of the crew members from Toledo Ohio, Derrick Van Sickle, was in Connecticut helping with the cleanup.

“A lot of the times when you’re going to a storm it can be a devastated area so when you’re coming into those areas they’re happy to see you. It’s kind of gratifying,” says Sickle. “It can be rough sometimes but it can be rewarding for sure.”

The snow started early Tuesday with West Hartford seeing a slushy mix around 5 a.m.

West Hartford Public Schools was among the districts in the county to close for the day. See the entire list here.

A parking ban for the town was also in place.

By the capitol in Hartford earlier in the morning, it was plain rain.

Later in the morning, both municipalities reported snow.

Read the full forecast in Channel 3′s technical discussion here.

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