By Mike Lauterborn
(for Fairfield Citizen News)
Fairfield, CT – The anticipated snow arrived on schedule, beginning in the early morning hours Saturday. Over two inches of the fluffy stuff was down by 9 a.m. and began to pick up in intensity and consistency.
Plows and sanders were out and about all over town, and had made major roadways passable. Side roads were still waiting their turn though it appeared few town residents were bothering to venture out in their cars. A combination of biting temperatures outside and toasty home interiors made the thought unappealing.
The National Weather Service maintained its forecast of up of up to seven inches of total snowfall for the area, a measure that seemed reachable.
Meanwhile, pedestrians, like dog walkers, were starting to step out, taking their pets for a romp at the beach and neighborhood parks.
Raise your mug of hot chocolate and make a toast. Winter had officially made its mark.