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Neighborhood Buzz: Fairfield's Snowstorm Chatter

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The scene in downtown Fairfield today is certainly much snowier today than this shot taken Monday morning. Credit: Gary Jeanfaivre
The scene in downtown Fairfield today is certainly much snowier today than this shot taken Monday morning. Credit: Gary Jeanfaivre
The kids are home from school. The snow is super heavy — and, if you're like me, the idea of shoveling it is not really all that appealing right now. 

So here we are sitting in the comfort of our homes, staring out at the beautiful snow wondering what's going on out there in town.

Is my favorite bagel shop open? Is my elderly neighbor up the street OK, or does anyone need a helping hand from a neighbor? Has your road been plowed yet?

Because one of the things we like to do at Patch is connect neighbors and help people out, I've created this space for everyone to weigh in ... a community forum, if you will.

And don't feel limited to the questions above. Maybe you are making something awesome to eat and you want to share what it is with everyone. Perhaps you are looking for ideas of activities to do with your kids today, or just have to tell everyone that there's a CSI marathon on TV today (isn't that everyday?) 

So, what's going on with you and your neighborhood?
Gary Jeanfaivre (Editor) February 05, 2014 at 10:26 AM
Fairfield Public Library and the Fairfield Woods Branch Library are closed today.
Gary Jeanfaivre (Editor) February 05, 2014 at 10:32 AM
And an update here from Fairfield Police Spokesperson Sgt. Suzanne Lussier: "As of 9:25 this morning there are no accidents or reported storm related incidents. Two assists for vehicles stuck in the snow requiring a tow truck." "It appears that most people are staying off the roads and allowing DPW to clear the side streets. The main roads in town are clear and passable."
Jennifer Hochberg February 05, 2014 at 11:17 AM
Thank you for the updates! Keep them coming.....just wish that the call to cancel school in Fairfield was made last nite along with surrounding towns instead of waiting til 5-5:30am this morning...the storm coming was inevitable! I've heard online that many folks, including parents, teachers, and school staff were on pins and needles waiting for Fairfield PS to make the call to cancel for today....they are tired of the waiting til the last minute like this.
Jim Eastwood February 05, 2014 at 12:19 PM
Cheers to the Highway Guys LOCAL and STATE !!!! BOO's to the people who insist upon THROWING SNOW BACK INT THE STREET !!!!! Cheers to the Drivers who yield to the PLOWS !! BOO's to the SUV Drivers who speed and pass people like the road is dry. HEY anyone seen a Fairfield Kid out shoveling snow??? Drive Safe and Slow !!!!
chris February 05, 2014 at 12:36 PM
12:30 starting to rain again, hope they get to salt the roads before they start to ice... and cheers to the employers who were mindful of their employees well being and let them stay home if it was not a do or die job...
Jim Eastwood February 05, 2014 at 03:11 PM
Thanks Chris They are out(guess they never went home) I second that cheer to the employers.
Rosemarie Corr February 06, 2014 at 06:56 AM
Side streets seem to be in decent condition, but please, everybody, be mindful of the black ice underneath that powder of snow we got last evening. Your driveways are going to be a sheet of ice when you go outside to get your morning papers!
Ajack February 06, 2014 at 08:24 AM
Jim Eastwood.....Boo to the Town plows that drive at 40 miles and hour down the street and fill up your driveway with water soaked snow.
Carol Elizabeth Skog February 06, 2014 at 09:13 AM
Mark Twain said" If you don't like the weather in Connecticut, wait a minute and it will change." Storm patterns change, severity of weather changes often better or worse, Cancelling school BEFORE one knows the full outcome of a storm sometimes results in an unneeded cancellation. Officials are prudent waiting to know what CT's weather actually becomes, a true storm or one blown out to sea or the storm's center blown north of us with just a fringe effect here. When I attended school in Fairfield, often a slight morning flurry turned to a storm in the early afternoon, resulting in a one hour early dismissal. CT weather does and will change course, force often, thus the Officials are waiting for know occurrences and not weatherman's often incorrect, overblown projections.
Jim Eastwood February 06, 2014 at 05:10 PM
WHEREARE THEY SUPPOSED TO PUT THE SNOW?????? 40MPH I Doubt it but REMEMBER THEY ARE UNDER PRESSURE FROM TO TAXPAYERS FORN NO OVERTIME!!!!! Boo to the Private plow Boys and people who throw snow back into the street !!!!!

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