Berlin man dies clearing driveway after snowstorm

Published on Monday, 4 March 2019 20:32
Written by Charles Paullin


A man in his late-60s died Monday morning in Berlin while removing snow in his driveway, according to police.

Berlin Lt. Drew Gallupe said police responded to the incident in the south end of town around 10 a.m. after a wife reported her husband had collapsed in their driveway. Gallupe said it seemed like the guy suffered a heart attack.

Police finished shoveling the remaining of the driveway, Gallupe added.

Another person in Berlin was transported to Hartford Hospital after receiving a minor cut on one of his fingers while using a snow blower, Gallupe added.

No other major accidents, trees down, power outages or responses occurred in town as a result of the storm, Gallupe said. There were no issues with the parking ban that went into effect Sunday night and lasts 24 hours, he added.

New Britain police reported no major accidents or anything out of the ordinary with the storm. Mayor Erin Stewat tweeted around 6:30 a.m. Monday saying that 286 tickets were given out and 6 tows happened as a result of the parking ban.

Southington police reported only one motor vehicle accident, which occurred in a parking lot. There were no reports of crashes on Southington roads. Four parking tickets were given out.

Police in Plainville reported no motor vehicle accidents in their towns and no issues with parking bans.

AAA Spokesperson Amy Parmenter said her company did not have an unusually high number of dead batteries or tows Monday, with almost 500 calls by 1:24 p.m.

Eversource spokesperson Mitch Gross said the peak of their power outages was around 10,000 across the state, or 1 percent of customers at 5:30 a.m. Monday. Eversource covers 149 out of 169 towns in the state, with United Illuminating serving the remaining in the greater New Haven area.

Staff Writer Justin Muszynski contributed to this story.

Charles Paullin can be reached at 860-801-5074 or

Posted in New Britain Herald, Berlin, General News, New Britain on Monday, 4 March 2019 20:32. Updated: Monday, 4 March 2019 20:34.