The city is continuing efforts to widen roadways today, according to Mayor Mark Lauretti. \u201cI believe that one lane of every road is open and today we are starting to widen roads,\u201d Lauretti said. \u201cWe have about 20 private contractors to help with that effort. The rain yesterday did make things tougher since the snow was heavy.\u201d Schools and city buildings were closed again today and schools are closed again Wednesday. He said city hall may be back open Wednesday. The Board of Education central office was open today. \u201cThere is no sense spending time on city buildings and schools when it\u2019s a problem for people to get out and get to them,\u201d Lauretti said. \u201cWe certainly don\u2019t want to put school buses out in this. Our priority is the roads." He said things may not be completely back to normal in Shelton until Friday. Lauretti was on vacation when the storm hit but is back in the city. He said that while he was away, when the storm hit, he was working constantly, saying he has the phone records to prove it. \u201cMy work day started 2 a.m. Saturday when the storm hit, lining up private contractors because our equipment couldn\u2019t push the snow,\u201d he said. \u201cWe had very few break-downs but our plows were getting stuck.\u201d He called the criticism about his vacation \u201cpolitical.\u201d \u201cI\u2019ll get a crystal ball, so next time I schedule a vacation I\u2019ll know if a storm will hit,\u201d the mayor said. \u201cThe critics have no idea what is involved in clearing 208 miles of road with 3 and half feet of snow on them,\u201d he said. The mayor said the city has been working 24 hours every day, \u201csince the first snowflake fell.\u201d The Public Works employees have been working non-stop. The mayor asked Verace Restaurant to open after the storm, to help feed the employees working around the clock.