Pics: Conn. National Guard comes to the rescue of stranded drivers

Nemo dropped more than three feet of snow on some parts of Connecticut and road travel is limited to emergency personnel as crews try to clear the roads.

The Connecticut National Guard worked throughout the night to rescue stranded motorists.

I-95 South in Milford:

New Haven:

Hundreds of drivers in New York were also stranded as heavy snowfall buried their vehicles.

Maybe they were out of bread and milk? Can’t weather a snowstorm without it!

Many motorists abandoned their cars on the Long Island Expressway, while others were trapped for hours.

Even the plows are getting stuck in the snow.

The rescue effort is still underway in Suffolk County, N.Y.

  • wwbdinct

    Well – for the fourth time in less than 2 years we are without power again! We have over 2 feet of snow where I live – trying to dig out but it’s nearly impossible. Roads not plowed and there’s no where to go anyway. Thankful for our generator but it doesn’t power the whole house. My poor dog is so confused – trying to shovel a path for him but he’s getting old and hates the snow on his paws now. Miraculously though – still have cable and internet! Living the “dream” here in CT……

    • bluewaternavy

      Where in CT? I have relatives in Litchfield-they lost power about 8 pm but got it back 20 minutes ago. in the meantme they had their generator humming away.

      • wwbdinct

        Along the shoreline. My town ALWAYS loses it and is always one of the last to get it back.

        • TheOriginalDonald

          hope it comes back soon for ya brah!

    • TheOriginalDonald

      never lost power here in West Haven CT. the Parking lot’s an an “auto graveyard” painted white.

      • wwbdinct

        Lucky you Donald!

  • Edwina

    Why in the world were these cars on the expressway? All warnings were to stay off the roads.

    • bluewaternavy

      Even worse is that they THINK they can drive in this-then whine when they get stuck. I was on the LIE yesterday afternoon-with 4WD and chains ready. I had no problem (of course, I grew up out west..) I also know when to get the hell off the road.

  • Pat Loudoun

    When I was a kid in NJ, these storms were heaven! I remember at least three. What a fabulous time we had!

    Oh, and we didn’t hit the roads. We actually stocked up before the storm hit. Stranded drivers = Obama voters.

  • aZjimbo

    One of the main reasons I moved away from that mess. No thanks. Can’t shovel sunshine.

    • dmacleo

      can’t throw it at an idiot either :)
      just saying.
      I like maine weather, 4 distinct seasons.
      the people here lately…not so much.

      • aZjimbo

        I guess to each his own.

        • dmacleo

          its what makes stuff interesting :)
          snowblowing today, up to my chin on both sides while on tractor. that was kind of odd LOL

          • aZjimbo

            Man I don’t miss those days. Stay warm.

  • $23629333

    Love to see a photo of some tow truck pulling Alec Baldwin* out of the snow in Amagansett. Wonder if Genevieve Sabourin has bus fare enough to visit?

    (* no, not his car, him)

    • bluewaternavy

      I say leave him there until spring.

    • dmacleo

      HA LOL

  • bluewaternavy

    I have zero sympathy for those stuck. Granted, some HAD to be out there-but most did not. Ample warning was given and many did not heed it. My neighbor is a nurse-she was picked up by a big 4x4with chains driven by one that COULD drive in snow.
    THAT was using the brain!

  • GaryTheBrave

    I’m a truck driver that had to deliver in Carlstadt, NJ yesterday afternoon. It was about rush hour when I got out and we were doing just 10-15 mph on I-80. Got on I-287 to I-78 towards Allentown. I-78 was in really good shape. It was like the storm dissected.

  • Joe W.

    The whiners are going to beg and bitch for more handouts now. Blue states are getting smacked but good. Serves ’em right for voting for the loser in the White House.