The recent blizzard that hit the Amity area leaving anywhere from 19 inches to a dusting on lawns chilled people to the bone. Most individuals spent Sunday shoveling out from under the fluffy accumulation.

While many communities such as Woodbridge enact a parking ban during severe winter conditions the town of Orange has an ordinance that prohibits on street parking the entire winter.

In Woodbridge First Selectwoman Amey Marrella said her community survived without incident.

"Our public works crew began work around 2 p.m. Saturday and worked steadily throughout the storm to keep the roads safe. They've done an excellent job, as they always do. Thanks to their hard work, and the cooperation of residents in staying home, we've had no motor vehicle accidents. Also, we've had no report of power outages," Marrella said.

"Thankfully, Bethany fared well during the "Blizzard of '05". Per Cliff Rosson, Director of Public Works, we had no major problems in Bethany," First Selectwoman Derrylyn Gorski said.

"There were no major power outages in town; the Yale Observatory experienced partial power loss, but was back on full power by noon Sunday," Gorski said.

Gorski also praised the highway department.

"As always, the Road Crew did a commendable job and kept our roads passable in spite of near white-out conditions," she said.

Orange also survived without incident.

"This was the best prepared for and calculated storm we have had," First Selectman Mitchell Goldblatt said.

"The highway crew did an excellent job. I don't know of any poweroutages," Goldblatt said.

Road Crew Supervisor Don Foyer praised the job his staff did.

"My guys did an excellent job. They worked for 27 hours straight, went home for a rest and were back on the job at 3 a.m. this morning," Foyer said.