The Labor Department says Connecticut lost 5,700 jobs in February, partly due to the big snowstorm, but the new figures also show unemployment fell from 8.1 percent in January to 8 percent in February.
An afternoon band of snow made roads slick in the Hartford area today, and caused crashes on all of the major highways.
Snow and sleet blasted the Northeast on the last full day of winter Tuesday, closing schools and turning roads into a slick mess that got the Harlem Globetrotters’ bus into a minor accident.
A storm dumped more than a foot of snow in parts of Connecticut, knocking out power to thousands and making a difficult commute for a second straight day.
A slow-moving storm centered far out in the Atlantic Ocean dropped up to a foot of snow in New England, caused coastal flooding in Massachusetts and slowed the morning commute in the region to a slushy crawl.
Snow and accidents are making the morning commute in Connecticut difficult for a second-straight day and schools across the state are closed as a large winter storm begins its exit from New England. Interstate 95 northbound in Clinton was closed for several hours Friday morning because of a jackknifed tractor-trailer. The highway has reopened.
Weather forecasters expect New London County to be the hardest-hit part of Connecticut as a winter storm approaches with heavy snow and high winds.
The city of Milford is calling on able-bodied men and women to join a shovel brigade to help clear sidewalks in residential neighborhoods.
Connecticut’s largest cities were struggling to remove huge amounts of snow from narrow streets littered with abandoned vehicles.
Some snow-weary Northeasterners were struggling through their morning commutes on slick, unplowed streets Tuesday, even though the weekend storm was long gone.