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Ellington, Somers Digging Out After Blizzard

More than 20 inches - even 30 in some places - were dropped by the winter storm, leaving residents to dig out.

Massive piles of snow are everywhere you look after over 20 inches - even 30 in some places - were dropped by the blizzard.

Residents in Ellington and Somers were left to try to dig out their cars and clear their driveways. Everywhere you looked on Saturday, people were brushing off cars, shoveling, and snow blowing. Already deep snow and piles got deeper.

Neighbors were seen helping each other out with the cleanup, and some residents were even seen giving snowplow drivers snacks and beverages.

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Children ran and played in the deep snow, sometimes sinking and falling over.

By 4 p.m., the Somers Emergency Operations Center was closed and all roadways in town were passable. Residents were still encouraged to stay off the roads so that they could be widened and sanded with the anticipated falling temperatures. 

In some towns, like Middlefield and Cheshire, there were reports of building collapses. The Connecticut Department of Construction put out a warning to homeowners about damaging snow accumulations, so check it out for more information and advice.

Throughout the day, residents added their photos to a gallery on Ellington-Somers Patch. Check it out and add your own!

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