City Says It’s Prepared For Possible Second Snow Storm

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City officials said Thursday that they’re prepared for a snow storm that could drop three to six inches on the northern half of Connecticut beginning Saturday afternoon.

Mayor Pedro Segarra will open the city’s emergency operations center (located in the new public safety complex on High Street) if Hartford is expected to receive eight or more inches of snow, his spokeswoman, Maribel La Luz, said.

“All contractors will be contacted and placed on stand-by,” she said.

La Luz said that crews would continue to work to clear streets still partially obscured by snow that fell during a blizzard two weeks ago. The heavy snow buildup left many city streets hard to navigate after the blizzard.

“Crews will continue to work on problem areas throughout the city over the next several days and for the foreseeable future,” La Luz said.

Weather models show the bulk of the snow falling on northern Connecticut and Massachusetts Saturday, with less snow falling at the Connecticut coast. North of the Massachusetts Turnpike snowfall totals could reach 12 inches or more, forecasters said.

Fox CT Meteorologist Rachel Frank said the storm will have an inch or more of liquid, so depending on the temperature it could drop up to 12 inches of snow in some places.

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