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Conn. Residents Torn About Leap Day Snow Storm



    Conn. residents torn about Leap day snow storm

    Some think we've been spoiled all winter with no snow, but others think we've been deprived, so some Conn. residents are thrilled and others have a lot to complain about (Published Thursday, Jan. 16, 2014)

    (NECN: Brian Burnell, Conn.) – It’s hard to complain about snow in New England in February but we've been spoiled all winter with really only one significant snow since the October storm. That seems to have created an amnesiac effect. People have forgotten they are hearty New Englanders.

    "It's incredible.  It’s finish of the winter and right now, snow.  What happened? A few days age we have 60 degree. Right now snow, winter storm. It’s crazy, the weather," said Jorge Rivera of Hartford, Conn.

    Yeah, when you start calling a three to six inch snowfall in February in Connecticut "crazy weather," you're spoiled. The snow here is steady, not that heavy and there is not much wind. But folks can still find reason to complain.

    "I don't like the snow and then I have to leave an hour early for work so that means longer hours at work and I don't know if I'm going to be making it home tonight because I don't know if someone's going to call out so I might have to do a double," said Ashley Wiggins, also of Hartford.

    "I hate the snow. It’s terrible driving. It gets worse every time it snows out. People are just obnoxious and they don't belong on the road today," said Chris Allevo of Enfield, Conn.  

    To be fair not everyone is complaining. There are some who have perspective.

    "I don't snowboard or ski but I know a lot of people that do and they haven't been happy that we haven't gotten any snow so,” said Nick Mazzatto of South Windsor, Conn.

    Does it matter or just take it as it comes?  

    “Take it as it comes,” Mazzatto said. “I mean, after last year it’s been a great winter."