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More Snow This Weekend, But Relief In Sight

February 14, 2014 Weather No Comments

plowWill it ever end?

That’s what many are asking as weather forecasters are calling for an additional three to six inches of snow to fall Saturday night.

On Thursday, Gov. Dannel Malloy declared a state of emergency after a storm dumped up to a foot of snow in the region. The state of emergency is meant to aid cities and towns experiencing a shortage of sand and salt, according to Malloy’s office.

Hamden is not in danger of running out, Chief Administrative Officer Curt Balzano Leng said, but if there’s aid available, the town will pursue it.

“We were well prepared with road treatment — salt type products — and did not run out,” he said. “We will, of course, be exploring if there are any other assistance that might help us, financial or otherwise, to address the storm and recoup expenses.”

“I want to stress that this request is to address the issue of salt supplies for the remainder of this winter season as there surely will be additional snow and ice events this year,” the governor said of his declaration.  “With winter storms impacting many parts of the country, some of which don’t typically see this type of weather, salt supplies are being stretched throughout the entire eastern portion of the US.”

Once again, the National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory effective from 11 a.m. Saturday morning to 4 a.m. Sunday morning.  There’s a potential for up to five inches of snow to fall in that time, according to the NWS.

But there is good news. The NWS is predicting temperatures in the mid-40s by midweek next week, and hitting as high as 52 by Friday.

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