Tri-town residents dig out after storm
By Georgia Sparling | Jan 08, 2017
Tri-town residents woke up Sunday morning to find a winter wonderland and lots of snow, but for many it was good to be outside again.
“He’s been dying for snow,” said Susan Hagan said of her son Griffin.
The pair did make the most of Saturday’s snowstorm from their Marion home.
“We went sledding, had a snowball fight, made some cornbread,” she said.
The pair also had a painting project, but first they had to find the paint, which was delivered sometime after the snow started to fall.
“We had to go dig it out of the snow,” Hagan said as she shoved out her driveway.
Across the street, firefighters made their rounds, shoveling out hydrants.
Marion Firefighter Joel Waters said there were 250 to 300 hydrants in town that needed to be cleared of snow, in case of an emergency. About an hour into the job, Waters said, “So far, so good.”
During the blizzard, he noted that there had been some accidents on 195 as people slipped on the road.
In Mattapoisett, Fire Chief Andy Murray said it was relatively quiet during the storm.
“Seems like everyone was well prepared and stayed off the roads for the most part,” he said.
Mattapoisett resident Joanne Lane just moved back to the area after spending the past 20 years in Arizona.
“I had to learn how to drive in the snow again,” she laughed. “The snow was beautiful and lightweight. It was the perfect first snow.”
Other residents seemed to agree that it was the perfect snow.
“This is my kind of blizzard,” Sandy Hering said.
People felt lucky that the storm happened on a Saturday, allowing them to stay inside and off the roads.
“It’s unavoidable, so this was a beautiful way for it to happen,” Don Bamberger said. “And nobody lost power.”
Now, let’s see how long it takes to melt!