After a night of heavy snow, towns in the Greater Danbury area began to dig out Saturday morning. The consensus from area police departments was that while main roads were open and passable, the side roads still needed some work - some side roads still had a foot of snow on them at 8 a.,m.
Drifting snow was also a problem. A trooper at the State Police Troop L barracks in Litchfield said early Saturday that as quickly as state crews could clear the main state roads, snow blew across and filled them again.
But because of that, there has been little traffic. The towns were quiet and people were still either hunkered down or clearing their driveways and walkways.
And, thankfully, there were no serious power outages in towns that have been decimated in 2011 and 2012 by Irene, Sandy and the 2011 October nor’easter. Connecticut Light & Power Co. reported Saturday that only one area town had any serious outages: Southbury, where 147 people were without power.
Otherwise, these were the numbers: New Fairfield, one; Danbury, two; Ridgefield, 1.
CL&P spokesman Frank Poirot said that about 39,000 CL&P customers lost power in the storm. The great majority, we said, were in the southeast coastal towns from Branford to Stonington.
“You see a different footprint withevery storm,” Poirot said.