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UPDATE: Wallingford Among Towns With Highest Snow Accumulation in Tri-State Region

A number of Southern Connecticut towns were hit the hardest following Friday's storm, according to a National Weather Service report.

Update

It appears Southern Connecticut saw the most snowfall out of both the Tri-State area and New England following Friday's blizzard.

Initial forecasts from the National Weather Service Placed Wallingford at Number 5 (tied with Fairfield) with highest accumulation of 35 inches. Since then, those numbers have been revised and while Wallingford has been bumped down a few spots, it was only because towns like Branford and Meriden clocked in at 36 inches of snow accumulation.

Meanwhile, here are some numbers for snowfall in Boston, which only was in the mid-20-inch range.

Hamden 40"
Milford 38"
Clintonville 37" (a section of North Haven)
Oxford 36.2"
North Branford 36"
Meriden 36"
Yalesville 35" (a section of Wallingford)
Wallingford 35" 
New Haven 34.3"
West Haven 34"
North Haven 33.5"

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Wallingford, congratulations on being Numbers 5 and 6!

That's according to the unofficial numbers from the National Weather Service, which reported that Wallingford, and Yalesville, got 35 inches of snow following the overnight blizzard that hit Connecticut. Only four towns got higher amounts of snow in the Tri-state region of Connecticut, New York and New Jersey (Fairfield tied with Wallingford). Here is the breakdown:

Milford 38"
Oxford 36" 
Hamden 36"
East Haddam 35.5"
Yalesville 35" (a village in Wallingford)
Wallingford 35"
Fairfield 35" 

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The Wallingford Police Department said there have not been any critical incidents or trees that fell, but there are several roads that have been plowed and likely won't be plowed. There's also been no power outages whatsoever.

Still, the police said the best advice would be for all residents to stay off the road so Public Works officials can plow.

A travel ban is still in place for much of the state. Gov. Dannel Malloy issued this statement earlier today:

"It's critical right now that residents stay off the roads, so that our plows can continue their efforts to clear our streets and highways," said Governor Malloy. "This is a record setting storm.  It's going to take time to dig out of the snow. Stalled or abandoned vehicles will only slow that process.  Unless you face an emergency, please stay put." 

Editor's Note: A previous version of this article contained a misleading point. Wallingford was among the highest in snow accumulation in the Tri-State area, not necessarily New England. We do not have those numbers. We've corrected the error and added the accurate information.

Melinda frisco February 10, 2013 at 01:56 PM
no, I was shocked about Stop n Shop, only a few stores, but Wallingford Pizza was open they had wall to wall people.
Cynthia February 10, 2013 at 02:00 PM
Agree Rainy, These plow drivers are lucky if they make it home to their families by tomorrow. Safe stay everyone! Time for more digging out. Positivity drives positivity!
Rainy February 10, 2013 at 02:27 PM
Think negative and things will not get done
weatherinwallingford February 10, 2013 at 02:40 PM
We all have to go to work on Monday but if the roads and side streets are bad maybe the owners of companies should give people a paided day off because of this mess. This morning plows cleared our street but now we have over 2 ft of show blocking driveways. It will take part of Sunday with the sun out to finish what i did yesterday with my electric snow blower.Now we might have ice or rain on monday which will make thinks worse.I truly hope this is the last and only big storm we have before spiring..
weatherinwallingford February 10, 2013 at 02:41 PM
We all have to go to work on Monday but if the roads and side streets are bad maybe the owners of companies should give people a paided day off because of this mess. This morning plows cleared our street but now we have over 2 ft of show blocking driveways. It will take part of Sunday with the sun out to finish what i did yesterday with my electric snow blower.Now we might have ice or rain on Monday which will make things worse.I truly hope this is the last and only big storm we have before spiring..
Janet DiPino February 10, 2013 at 02:52 PM
Sylvan Way hasn't been touched since early Friday, it's off of Kondrackie Lane, we can't get out and no one can get in if there's an emergency!!
Paul February 10, 2013 at 02:59 PM
we havent seen them at all.storm of 5 or 6 inches down our street 4 or 5 times NOT KIDDING. storm when you need to stay on top of it so tou dont have to move three feet at one time they go to sleep (last seen friday at 3:30)
Janet DiPino February 10, 2013 at 03:04 PM
I agree with Sharon Baraiola!! Where's the communication?
Cynthia February 10, 2013 at 03:05 PM
If an emergency they will drop everything and assist the first responders. Ps. A plow spotted on park view
Paul February 10, 2013 at 03:12 PM
CYNTHIA BUFFALO IS CALLING
Greg February 10, 2013 at 03:43 PM
Wall st, Pomeroy,Simpson Ave and Henry st are impassable. The 2 gas stations on Center st. are closed. Traffic is moving fine on Center st, and South Elm/North Elm. I see town plows (counted 4 in 30 min) but they are just driving up and down Center st (not sure what they are doing/not doing??)
Jim February 10, 2013 at 04:31 PM
Greg, I saw a town plow go up Center towards Main doing nothing about a half hour ago. Center is pretty much down to bare pavement. North Whittlesey hasn't been touched. I also don't expect to go anywhere in my car since it's in the municpal lot at the end of the block and I'm sure they won't get to that for a few days. However, it would be nice if the town would communicate. I can see tweets from the RJ that gives Meriden and Southington information but it's silence from Wallingford.
Krp February 10, 2013 at 05:53 PM
At around 11 a.m. this morning received an auto message on the telephone, requires you to accept receipt of the auto message, and Mayor Dickinson came on the line with a taped message stating the difficulty the plows were having, asking patience, and currently anticipating Tues as the day when they hope to have all streets cleared/open. The message also stated that Town Hall and the schools are closed for Monday. We are on Halsey Drive and still not plowed out--which is ok. There is just so much snow. Receiving the update via phone was nice. Everyone posting updates here as roads are opened is also helpful. Thanks everyone.
Krp February 10, 2013 at 05:55 PM
Jim, We received an auto message from Mayor Dickinson on the home phone. Did anyone else receive this message? I posted the contents--Mayor anticipating Tues for all roads to be open/passable.
Nemo R. Counter February 10, 2013 at 07:57 PM
Haven't had a message - have been home all day - is that a joke?
Sharon Baraiola February 10, 2013 at 08:03 PM
Yes the message is real. It came thru the State of CT emergency call back number. I signed up for that many months ago. If you didn't sign up that is probably why you didn't receive the call. I gor it at my house and on my cell
Kl Massoni February 10, 2013 at 08:27 PM
Finally,someone with a clue. Do you think Wallingford is the only town who has not gotten to every street yet?
Kl Massoni February 10, 2013 at 08:29 PM
Town backhoes are being driven by town employees to clear town property for the safety of town residents.
Kl Massoni February 10, 2013 at 08:31 PM
They have been out since 6am Friday morning treating and plowing the roads.
Kl Massoni February 10, 2013 at 08:36 PM
Get used to these storms and plan ahead with enough food, diapers, gas, and pet food to last 5-7 days. Nice to sit in a warm cozy house bitching about town employees who have been working for over 48hours so people can hop in their cars and get stuck in the way of the plows on the next street. Like to see people plow with 4 inches an hour falling in front of you.
Kl Massoni February 10, 2013 at 08:37 PM
Amen!!
Kl Massoni February 10, 2013 at 08:38 PM
Be a little proactive in your own survival.
Kl Massoni February 10, 2013 at 08:42 PM
Exactly
Kl Massoni February 10, 2013 at 08:50 PM
Yes, it's true. I had a friend get stuck on 91S near exit 19 on her way to work Friday night to Regency House to care for others. Called 911 and they said "get into survival mode" she spent 11 hours in her car. Then walked 2hours yesterday morningin the ongoing blizzard winds to her parents off exit 17 abandoning her car on 91. Point is stop expecting government and municipalities to put you at the top of their to do list. Instead of bitching offer them a cup a coffee and a sandwich when you see them spending 45min clearning an 1/8mile on your street.
Jenn Callahan February 11, 2013 at 12:04 AM
Its now Sunday and Knollwood Drive has not been touched..
Scott Riley February 11, 2013 at 01:37 AM
With some help from a neighbor on Ivy we opened a lane up from Ivy to Willow to South Orchard today.
Cynthia February 11, 2013 at 02:12 AM
And Paul... You could never survive buffalo !! It is not for babies I shoveled and snowblowed by myself the last 2 days with 2 little kids because my husband was working since Friday morning . Man up Paul!!
Kl Massoni February 11, 2013 at 02:18 AM
you go girl!!!!
Mongo February 11, 2013 at 03:45 AM
My wife and I spent literally 7 hours shoveling our driveway yesterday and didn't reach the street, then finished the rest this morning. As I opened the garage a plow was finally outside our house and it took him 30-45 minutes to clear about a 1/4 mile, one lane path on Country Way by going forward, backing up and trying again...the snow is so deep and it is taking so long for reasons the plow drivers have no control over...
Kl Massoni February 11, 2013 at 01:08 PM
Thank you. People don't understand how difficult and time consuming it is to get down one street. They do stop and assist police and fire departments to ensure they can reach emergencies as quickly as possible. This is also taking them away from plowing.

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