Relentless drifts keep Westport plows busy

Radar shows the back edge of the storm close at hand but drifts will remain a problem. Radar shows the back edge of the storm close at hand but drifts will remain a problem.

Radar shows the back edge of the storm close at hand but drifts will remain a problem.

Radar shows the back edge of the storm close at hand but drifts will remain a problem.

Perhaps nine inches of snow had fallen on Westport by early Friday but for snowplow crews, that nine inches kept coming back and back and back …

“Drifting snow, that’s the big challenge,” a Highway Department spokesman said at around 7:45 a.m.

As soon as the plows clear a stretch of roadway, a fierce north-northeast wind blows fresh snow into its place. One caller reported drifts across parts of Adamsville and Sodom roads (and probably many others).

Even though snow was letting up, drifting is expected to remain a problem throughout the day.

Both the fire and police departments reported surprisingly quiet nights with no major emergencies.

School is out for the day and the senior day care and meal programs have been cancelled.

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