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Residents across New England woke up to cars caked in heavy wet snow, a messy commute and widespread power outages.  

 

Redding First Selectman Julia Pemberton urged people to stay off the roads today.  The highway department has been out since the wind died down working to open roads that are not involved with downed wires.  She says the roads are in bad shape because crews have been focused on opening the blockages so emergency personnel can get through.

 

The town of Warren got 28 inches of snow, according to unofficial reports made to the weather service.  The western and central portions of Connecticut were hardest hit.  A National Weather Service meteorologist says one of "big snowfall winners'' was New Fairfield, with 26.8 inches.  Mahopac, in Putnam County, got 18.8 inches.