Oxford Second Highest Snow Total in Tri-State Region

We got more snow than anyone except Milford.


Oxford got a total of 36.2 inches, or just above three feet, during the Blizzard of 2013.

The town received the second-highest snow total in the tri-state area behind only Milford, which received 38 inches.

Those numbers come from the National Weather Service, which states that Hamden is number three at 36 inches. 

The NWS has snow totals here for Connecticut, New York and New Jersey, as well as wind gusts. The winner in that category is Westport, which saw 82 mph gusts around 11 p.m. last night. In the New Haven area, the highest gusts were around 47 mph around 9 p.m.

pa February 09, 2013 at 10:29 PM
Exactly Ed...we have yet to see a plow. Our road is inpassable, with no way out. If there was a fire or an emergency, we'd be done for. WHERE IS THE PLOW!!?!?
N & J Spear February 09, 2013 at 11:04 PM
Those poor plow guys were TRYING to plow our road last night but even they got stuck & had to leave. They showed up this afternoon with a bucket loader then the plow came after that to clean up as best he could. I don't know how many bucket loaders our town has but if that's the only method to move this unprecedented amount of snow off our roads, it's going to take a long time. Meanwhile, I'm just grateful that we have people willing to be out there in this brutally cold weather doing that work & that our family has electricity so that while THEY'RE out in the cold, WE'RE able to stay in a warm house & wait...!!
dande February 09, 2013 at 11:40 PM
we are lucky we have power...what if we did not? we say shame on oxford....for all the tax dollars we pay....roads are in disrepair and we can't even get our streets plowed!!! what do we pay taxes for?? we even pay for our own recycling and garbage removal.. yes , we are lucky to be warm but we cannot leave our premises. there are some of us health care professionals that need to relieve our co workers who have been working around the clock, and we are unable to leave our driveways!!!! again we say......shame on Oxford!!!!
Kelly Zareski February 10, 2013 at 12:53 AM
Shame on people with no patience !
Chris Willis February 10, 2013 at 01:19 AM
I am new to Oxford and I have to say, I am totally impressed with the snow removal teams. Now if I could just get from my driveway to the plowed street life would be great.
Silence Dogood February 10, 2013 at 01:45 AM
Dande, you're a jerk! Worst winter storm in 35 years, and you just can't understand how someone hasn't come yet to take care of poor you. Get over yourself and grow up.
John smith February 10, 2013 at 02:04 AM
I'd say you have to look at the situation both ways. 1st the people that do have their rds plowed and can get to main streets their not so upset. The people without their rds plowed at all including deadend rds like myself, yes they should be upset! I'm not saying the towns doing a bad job, but I couldn't get a plow to do my driveway if I wanted to cause the town left a pile 8 feet high at the beginning of our rd! The towns first priority should be to get every single rd opened up then go back and clean up afterwords. Stay safe everyone.
pa February 10, 2013 at 02:10 AM
It has nothing to do with patience, or name calling Silence.....it has to do with safety, plain and simple. Dande is right, as a medical professional they need to get out. The people who live on streets with just one way out, have no way out. We personally keep an eye on multiple elderly people in our hood....what a horror it would be to stand by hopelessly and not be able to do anything. Name calling from your easy chair would not do any good....at least not plow my street.
Kelly Zareski February 10, 2013 at 03:19 AM
I live on a deadend rd and I am just saying to you people that they are doing their best out there and if you are a medical professional that needed to get out you had all the time in the world yesterday when they were saying this was coming. So maybe it's your fault for not making other arrangements. You do realize we got 3 feet of snow !
Red Head February 10, 2013 at 03:36 AM
Hello?? This is Connecticut! It snows here! Sometimes a lot and you can't get out. This storm dumped 2-3 feet of snow on our whole state not just on your street. Moving that much snow is no easy task and it is not the town's job to make sure no one is inconvenienced by the weather. How much do you think a fleet of bucket loaders and the people to operate them would cost? I give thanks to our plow guys, working day and night in the bitter cold while their families are home alone praying they come home safe. Maybe you should take up your problem with Mother Nature, I'm sure she will be more than accommodating given your attitude.
Ed February 10, 2013 at 03:43 AM
Patience , please it's been 30hrs since a plow went by! If emergency vehicles needed to service someone in need they would be doomed. And by the way those poor workers chose their profession just like you did.
E Twig February 10, 2013 at 11:50 AM
Got plowed early this morning 2.30am.
KMF February 10, 2013 at 12:24 PM
Those guys have been out for over 48 hours straight. There is 3 feet of heavy snow. They are busting their butts and haven't slept. If you think you can do better why don't you get out there and help. Otherwise be thankful you get to be home with you family when those guys haven't seen theirs in two days and probably won't see them tonight.
Silence Dogood February 10, 2013 at 01:08 PM
I apologize for the name calling--no excuse. For the record, I'm also a healthcare professional who has never missed a workday due to weather in almost 40 years of practice ( during the blizzard of'78 spent 72 hours straight, at the hospital . . .) But Monday I may lose my perfect record because I live on a dead-end road and I have yet to see a plow. Just did some quick math--To plow a 20 ft wide road covered with 2 ft. Of snow, involves moving about 208,000 cubic feet of snow per mile of road! This is New England, let's maintain some perspective and maturity here, folks.
Good thoughts February 10, 2013 at 01:22 PM
Just be happy that your home and safe to write these positive/negative comments. Our plow people have not see their home in days. If you hear or see a plow stop what your doing and go bring them a cup of coffee to keep them warm. Go find and unfinished project and get your mind off of negative thoughts. If your so perfect and don't have any projects look up mediation techniques.
Tricia H February 10, 2013 at 01:33 PM
Great job by the Public Works Department! My husband & I are so appreciative of all off your hard work! Kudos also to our First Selectman for keeping us informed w/ Code Red updates throughout the storm!
Bonnie February 10, 2013 at 01:52 PM
Yes I understand that our town workers are doing the best they could but I did have an emergency with my daughter yesterday, she fell down the entire flight of basement stairs. Her knee swelled up and turned purple right away, there was no way I could get her to the ER nor would the EMS be able to get to my house. Luckily she turned out ok! On a second note, we have a business if Bpt that's been closed since Friday, it's a 24 hour business. No money coming in but bills that still have to be paid. I don't mind being snowed in but I don't like not being able to serve our loyal customers their coffee! I guess it's life!
Julie Kovac February 10, 2013 at 02:10 PM
It's only been a day everyone. Give those guys a chance. Can you imagine if this happened during the week. It's the weekend and we have power. I am completely grateful for that. I'm sure if there was an emergency situation that was life threatening the town would be there as quickly as they could. This is a huge job! When I heard the weather report for this weekend last Wednesday I prepared for at least 5 days down. I can't even see the main road from my house because I have a driveway that's 1/8 mile long. We sit, we wait and before you know it summer will be here and we'll be complaining about the heat.
An Oxford Mom February 10, 2013 at 02:31 PM
Shame on Oxford??? Shame on Dande for not paying higher taxes so the town could have more newer equipment and more employees!!! How about as a community we all gather any snow removal equipment we have and help dig out our neighbors. Most of us are still trying to dig out from the front door to the driveway. Emergency personal would still have a difficult time trying to get from the road to the houses. We were warned about the magnitude of the storm. If emergency personal needed to be someplace, they should have made arrangements. Three feet of snow didn't just appear. Tell me Dande if you were in charge of this storm, how would you have handled it to make everyone happy?
Rich skinner February 10, 2013 at 02:36 PM
Rich Skinner Stuck on Kerski dr and my friends neighbor Bob is a total badass life saver and is plowing the road with a skidder town of oxford 0 the towns people 1
Lori N February 10, 2013 at 02:42 PM
We've yet to see a plow since 3:00 pm FRIDAY!!!!! And sorry but my ex was a plower, it was par for the course during season not to see him just as there are many other professions.
Amanda February 10, 2013 at 03:19 PM
Need update on plowing our street wasnt touched once in 48 hours Im 9 months pregnant and wouldnt be able to get out if i were to go into labor :-(
An Oxford Mom February 10, 2013 at 04:17 PM
Amanda What street do you live on? Maybe someone in your area can help you out. Oxford has a lot of great people willing to give help when they know someone needs and deserves it.
Kathy February 10, 2013 at 05:25 PM
All those that are complaining must not be watching any news casts. I guess they don't realize that plenty of others towns are the same as Oxford. I guess they missed the shots of the plows and tow trucks that were stuck. Those shots were in towns that had less snow than us. I'm not sure if my road has been plowed. Nowhere to go anyway. Now, I'm grabbing my shovel and going back outside. It's called taking responsibility for myself. Give it a try.
Poor Richard February 10, 2013 at 06:37 PM
Kathy, you go girl! You show the grit, determination, and self-reliance that New Englanders were once known for!
Ed February 11, 2013 at 12:18 AM
Thanks Guerrera construction company for plowing my road today!! Finally some relief !!
Ed February 11, 2013 at 05:20 PM
So you have yet to grab a shovel, letting your neighbors do it, nice of you to watch.I Shoveled and used snow blower. But it's the cities responsible for safe passable roads. 50 hrs of wait time for plow to come by is excessive .
SteveW February 11, 2013 at 07:40 PM
I am absolutely disgusted to read some of the comments here. It's a sad state of affairs when people are sitting at home on their computers whining about somebody not doing enough for them. Ultimately YOU are responsible for yourself. Yes, you pay taxes and in return you are provided with certain services. Most of the time this arrangement works out well. But, nothing is guaranteed. Things happen that are outside of anyone's control and it is your responsibility to ensure your own survival when this happens. This is snow we're talking about. You're stuck in your house, presumably with power and heat. What would you do if there were some sort of a real disaster? Aside from the myriad natural disasters like hurricanes. tornadoes, and floods there are things that range from pandemics to terrorist attacks. These are all very real dangers, and it is up to you to prepare yourself. If you did not have enough supplies to last a few days when we knew days in advance this storm was coming then you don't stand a chance if something bad happens. I'm hoping this will serve as a wakeup call to some that if you really care about the health and safety of yourself and your loved ones you will take reasonable steps to ensure you'll be OK for a while without any external help. Consider this your fire drill.
An Oxford Mom February 11, 2013 at 09:39 PM
Steve W, I agree with you. People forget why and how town services started in the first place. There was a time - if there was a fire at a neighbors house, the entire town grabbed their buckets and ran to help put it out. Could you imagine if that was today? Maybe people should stop paying taxes and start fending for themselves.
Will Wilkin February 11, 2013 at 09:51 PM
I watched a state plow get stuck briefly on Rt 67 just pushing snow off the edges of what had already been plowed! It was the biggest of state dump trucks with 6 tires, stuck a few minutes just cleaning the edges. Also I saw a town plow stuck in a ditch off Hogs Back Road, being pulled out by a loader. I don't think people complaining understand just how much mass of snow there is, and how hard it is to find a place to put it. And just last week, waiting for a business partner who was in the bank, I was browsing at houses for sale in the window of the realtor across from Fritz's and could not believe how many thousands of dollars higher were the taxes for comparable homes in every other town, from Beacon Falls to Naugatuck to Ansonia and Derby, for lots 1/3 the size of mine and houses of comparable sq ft, the taxes in Oxford are $thousands LESS than any other town with houses for sale in the realtor's window. I love the great schools here, and that means especially the devoted people working in our schools, from the teacher's aides and teachers up through the principals. From that cursory research I conclude that OXFORD IS A BARGAIN!


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