Obama declares aid to Connecticut for snowstorm

President Obama declared Connecticut a major disaster area again, this time for the severe winter storm that hit the state March 8 through March 11.

The designation means all Connecticut counties, and the Mashantucket Pequot and Mohegan Tribal Nations located within New London County, are eligible for federal money to help them pay for snow removal. For most counties, the federal help will be limited to state and local snow removal expenses incurred in a 48-hour period.

But for Hartford and New Haven counties, that eligible time period was extended to 72 hours.