It wasn’t just the men who were exhausted by the endless work, but also their families who were waiting for them to return home.
It looks like they will have a repeat this weekend, which no one (except skiers, maybe) are looking forward to.
Still, exhausting or not, the Orange Highway Department is ready for whatever Mother Nature throws at them.
Readers have asked Orange Live why the town isn’t treating the roads during these storms, so we went to the authority on snow clean-up for an answer.
Crew Chief Donny Foyer said they will be out there when the first flakes fall and begin salting the roads. They will plow every road in town and then throw some more salt down when they’re done.
Orange, and many other surrounding communities aren’t using sand this year, so you won’t see the “obvious” brown layer on the roads.
If you follow our Facebook page, you will see comments about how much better Orange roads are than those in Milford or West Haven, so it’s clear that the salt works.
Foyer said people don’t notice the road treatment for this reason: Salt is white, snow is white and the salt residue can’t be seen until the roads are dry.