When I spoke to Orange Highway Department Foreman Donny Foyer the other day, he said his crews were ready for the weekend and that prove to be true.
I was in Orange at 6:45 a.m. and found the roads to be pleasantly easy to drive on. Milford — not as good, I-95 wonderful.
Remember, if you have a fire hydrant on, or in front of your property, the few minutes that it takes to clear around it could make a world of difference if (heaven forbid) our volunteer firefighters had to use it.
Many residents already have erected snow shields to protect their mail boxes. If you wish you had done it, jump on it when the weather clears so you’re ready for the next snowfall.
Before you mumble about the road conditions — as people do every year — remember, the town workers have been getting up in the wee small hours of the morning, when you are still snug in bed, leaving their homes and families to work on making the roads safe for you.
This is just the beginning of winter. Let’s hope this is the worst we’ll have to endure. I don’t think we can bear a long, winter filled with blizzards like last year.