STORM WATCH: Snow removal businesses in Litchfield County prep for potential slick conditions

Snow removal businesses in Litchfield County have been busy with customers all day, with the potential for slick roads and sidewalks overnight.

News 12 Staff

Feb 16, 2021, 2:37 AM

Updated 1,225 days ago

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Snow removal businesses in Litchfield County have been busy with customers all day, with the potential for slick roads and sidewalks overnight.
"We are getting a lot of phone calls [saying] ‘do you have generators or snowblowers’?" says Justin Putnam, of Goff Equipment Services.
Putnam says they usually have 30 generators in stock at the Torrington shop, but only three to sell Monday. The snowblowers have all been sold. Putnam says due to the pandemic, there is more demand than supply.
“Biggest supply chain slowed down, not as many people are allowed in factories, because of that sellers have a problem.,” says Putnam.
Shovels, ice crushers and salt are sold out, too. Ashley LaPerriere, of Thomaston, got several tons of it to help treat and clear 45 properties in the Thomaston area.
“It's going to be a long night, snow is more fun,” says LaPerriere.
LaPerriere owns Big Bear Lawn Care. He says salt has gotten more expensive.
“It’s about $20 more a yard,” says LaPerriere.
He says the last few storms have brought in good business, and this one will do the same. He will have six trucks out on the roads Monday night. In Litchfield, the Department of Public Works has nine trucks loaded to pre-treat the roads.


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