Storm response ‘didn’t throw any unexpected challenges to us,’ West Hartford public works director says

Crews were working “really nonstop” after they began at about 7 p.m. Wednesday to keep the roads clear of snow, the town’s public works director said Thursday morning.

WEST HARTFORD — Crews were working “really nonstop” after they began around 7 p.m. Wednesday to keep the roads clear of snow, the town’s public works director said Thursday morning.

“The snow obviously came down heavy at times, but we did a good job keeping up with our maintenance responsibilities ... we would go in and out of each street multiple times just to keep a pathway and so you can continue to see the lines of the street,” public works director John Phillips said.

Connecticut was covered with a blanket of snow Wednesday night into Thursday, with West Hartford getting about a foot of it. There was a winter storm warning instituted for the northern part of the state until Thursday afternoon.

As of Thursday morning, all main roads were clear, with teams planning to work on the “secondary and collector streets” and the neighborhoods as the day continued on, Phillips said.

“As far as the storm goes, we’re on schedule for our maintenance plan,” he said Thursday morning.

They’ve had about 30 trucks out and about helping with storm-related work, Phillips said, and he didn’t know of any accidents or power outages affecting the town.

“It’s really just a classic, you know, winter nor’easter for New England,” he said. “And it didn’t throw any unexpected challenges to us.”

Public schools in the town have been shut down for the day. West Hartford Public Library also isn’t open Thursday.

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