And The Hits Just Keep Coming

Samantha Mathewson

Wind, rain, now snow—when are the locusts coming? A Nor’easter struck campus and many areas in the Northeast Wednesday, Nov. 7.

Winter came early this year to the University of New Haven as snow blanketed the campus merely one week after Hurricane Sandy wrecked havoc on the New England shoreline.

The storm brought 10 inches of snow, and set back the recovery from Hurricane Sandy in New Haven, Conn. The snow blanketed campus in seconds. Snow began to fall mid- morning, and continued all day into the next morning.

Wednesday night classes that started at 4:30 p.m. or later, and Thursday morning classes starting before 10:30 a.m. were cancelled due to the weather conditions. “I was in class as the storm progressed. We were let out of class early once the announcement to cancel night classes was made,” said senior Alyssa DeLucia who commutes to campus.

DeLucia also added, “The roads were very slippery and some were not even plowed. I-95 was backed up and it took me over an hour to get home, while it usually takes about 15 minutes.”

Buildings on campus faced power outages and the library was forced to close because of the storm.

It was light fluffy snow that no one thought would stick, but by the end of the night it had become perfect packing snow for the initiation of the year’s first snowball fights, snowmen creation and sledding.

Weather specialists project a very long winter for Connecticut residents this year.