Northwest Connecticut blanketed in more than a foot of snow

Snow in Norfolk totaled more than 18 inches. (WFSB photo)

Northwestern Connecticut received an early holiday gift from mother nature.

More than a foot of snow fell in Litchfield County between Sunday and Monday, leading to a number of school delays and a even a few closings.

Norfolk was one of the towns that was the hardest hit.

It saw 18 inches on Sunday alone.

Edie Hofstatter said she spend her Monday morning digging out.

"That's why we live here, we like the snow," she said.

More light snow continued to fall mid-morning and made for some slick driving conditions, which forced the town to close its schools.

"We thought we'd have a delay because it snowed and it snowed more," said Lydia Beers, of Norfolk.

Many took full advantage of their three-day weekend, as there was no school.

"We came back out to build a snowman and have a little bit of a snowball fight and I was winning," said Erin Daley, of Norfolk.

New Hartford and Barkhamsted followed suit.

Surrounding towns posted 90 minute delays, including Torrington.

Steve Morado of Torrington had few concerns to start, but said that quickly changed.

"When I headed out to work, [Route] 272 was like a freaking ice skating rink," he said.

Clearing the car took no time, but Blake Emerson said he wasn't thrill with what came after the fact.

"My driver's side door is not opening up, so I'm getting to the other side of the car," he said.

A spokesperson for the state Department of Transportation said 100 trucks were out Monday morning to treat the roads, mostly in the northwest corner of the state.

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