A snowy Saturday blankets town

December 9, 2017 GMT

The first snowfall of the season decorated Greenwich’s trees and parks Saturday, and made for some slippery roads, but no major incidents were reported by the Greenwich Police Department as of Saturday evening.

A winter weather advisory for the region was in place until 4 a.m. Sunday. Total snow accumulations were expected to range from three to six inches

The snow gave people a chance to go out and enjoy themselves. Patrick Collins, an Old Greenwich resident, was in Binney Park throwing snowballs with his two sons, Emmett, 7, and Micah, 4.

“We wanted to get outside and have some fun,” Collins said. “It’s always good to get outside and enjoy the weather. We love getting out and having fun together.”

Collins serves as the associate pastor for children, youth and families for the First Congregational Church in Old Greenwich, across the street from the park.

The men were soon joined by Kate Collins along with the couple’s two-year-old son Jonah. She was walking from the family’s nearby home to the park.

“We love the snow,” she said. “We come from Nebraska so we’re used to this. We’ve actually been waiting for this.”

Anthony Saltarelli, a dog walker from Norwalk, was in the park with his charge, Teddy. Both human and canine were enjoying themselves.

“It was 60 degrees the other day and now it’s 30 degrees and snowing,” Saltarelli said. “It feels a lot more like December though so that’s good.”

The town has not put in place any kind of snow emergency to restrict street parking. Town work crews were out plowing Saturday, having switched town trucks leaf pickup mode to snow removal on Friday.

Residents are reminded not to shovel their snow into the street, and to keep their sidewalks clear.