UPDATE 1:30 p.m.: It looks as if we spoke too soon. Snow is now accumulating in earnest in Fairfield. Plows are now patrolling the roads, focusing on major roads and hills first. Stay with The Daily Fairfield for more updates.
Fairfield's schoolchildren are no doubt rejoicing for their half-day . But Mike Guthman was not as happy with the results of Friday morning's storm. Looking out onto black roads and clear sidewalks, Mike was bemoaning the lack of work he and his father might have for their snowplowing business.
"I wish it would snow more, so I can get more business out of it," Mike said. "But then again, I shovel mostly when we go plowing, so it's a weight off my back."
As of noon Friday, the official snow totals from the National Weather Service said Fairfield had no accumulation. Fairfield's roads and sidewalks were slick but clear, partially because of the Department of Public Works' precautionary measures. The DPW put down a liquid solution of calcium carbonate overnight Thursday to pre-emptively melt light snowfall as it hit the roads.
Pat from Fairfield applauded the town's foresight. But he said he was still taking care of his errands Friday morning, just in case the snowfall became heavier.
"I'm doing the same thing I did for the last one," Pat said, referring to last month's blizzard . "[But] the town is on top of it, and I feel good about it."
But many in Fairfield's Town Center agreed with passerby Thomas McConnaughy. The Alaska-raised Norwalk Community College student said he didn't prepare at all for Friday's storm and barely batted and eyelash at the December blizzard.
"This is nothing," Thomas said. "When I was in school, we never had school canceled, because we were used to it."
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