NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y. – Monday marks the one-year anniversary of the “Snowtober,” snowstorm hitting the tri-state area. The New Rochelle Daily Voice reflects on the day’s events and recalls what residents said last Oct. 29.
The city issued an emergency message to residents warning them to beware of falling trees and asking them to report problems caused by the wet, early-season snowfall.
The New Rochelle Police Department was extremely busy, answering a large volume of calls concerning downed wires and trees.
Consolidated Edison reported 108 power outages with 1,688 residents affected.
Marie Savoca wanted the snow to come on a day other than the weekend.
“I want it on a schoolday,” she posted on Facebook on Oct. 29, 2011.
Cecilia Orlando said the storm would be talked about for a long time. “Ten years from now, we will be saying, remember the year it snowed before Halloween?"
Resident Bunny Smith-Anderson was thrilled about the early snowfall, and Lynn Fanelli said she loved the snow. “It’s my absolute favorite weather,” Fanelli wrote on The New Rochelle Daily Voice site.