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Bethel Begins To Dig Out From Surprise Snow

A man goes to work on the snow in PT Barnum Square in downtown Bethel on Friday even as the snow continues to fly. Photo Credit: Karen Tensa
Friday morning's heavy snow isn't stopping these two women from taking a walk all along Greenwood Avenue in downtown Bethel. Photo Credit: Karen Tensa

BETHEL, Conn. — The Friday snow may have come as a surprise to some in Bethel — but the sheer amount of it was a surprise to nearly everyone.

Heavy snow began to fall before dawn, closing schools and making for slow travel conditions.

But by late morning Friday, downtown Bethel had sprung to life as residents and businesses began to dig out — even as the snow continued to fall.

About 4 to 6 inches of snow was recorded in northern Fairfield County.

And despite the snowy start to the day, by Friday afternoon, the sun was out and and the skies were clear.

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