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Old 10-31-2011, 10:02 AM
 
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Er, God forbid it *rain*. I know how to use the subjunctive.
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Old 10-31-2011, 07:19 PM
 
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For example, today there was very little traffic on the Merritt. Tomorrow it could be jammed up.
It was light because most schools were not in session. Trust me when i say, if school isn't in session, traffic is much lighter. Always.

Please cancel school again tomorrow. Ah hell, just give them the whole week off..............
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Old 10-31-2011, 08:41 PM
 
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It was light because most schools were not in session. Trust me when i say, if school isn't in session, traffic is much lighter. Always.

Please cancel school again tomorrow. Ah hell, just give them the whole week off..............
So true.
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Old 11-02-2011, 07:26 AM
 
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The only thing "wrong" with Ridgefield is the commute to NYC... it's not easy depending on where in town you are. That's why all the lower FFC towns are more expensive, they are more convenient to NYC. Stamford commute is not bad at all - again depending on where you are. You will take the back roads, which I prefered, but you will need 4x4 in the winter. Took me about 50 minutes to get to downtown Stamford from Ridgefield, up near the Danbury line at rush hour. From southern Ridgefield, about 35 mins.
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Old 11-02-2011, 07:48 AM
 
Location: Coastal Connecticut
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The only thing "wrong" with Ridgefield is the commute to NYC... it's not easy depending on where in town you are. That's why all the lower FFC towns are more expensive, they are more convenient to NYC. Stamford commute is not bad at all - again depending on where you are. You will take the back roads, which I prefered, but you will need 4x4 in the winter. Took me about 50 minutes to get to downtown Stamford from Ridgefield, up near the Danbury line at rush hour. From southern Ridgefield, about 35 mins.
That's about right. Snow tires are a must.
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Old 11-02-2011, 06:22 PM
 
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Yikes, snow tires? Maybe I'll just stick to the coast!

For awhile, while waiting to move into an apartment in Norwalk when we first moved to CT, we commuted down 35 from Putnam County through Ridgefield and Wilton over the winter. It was fine, but we were on the main road 100%.
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Old 11-02-2011, 07:10 PM
 
Location: Northern Virginia
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35 is nothing... you basically take High Ridge Road (or Long Ridge) from northern Stamford over hill and dale to 35 in Lewisboro and then cut over on 35. It's the North Stamford/Pound Ridge "hill and dale" that gets ya during the winter.
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Old 11-02-2011, 07:40 PM
 
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Yikes, snow tires? Maybe I'll just stick to the coast!

For awhile, while waiting to move into an apartment in Norwalk when we first moved to CT, we commuted down 35 from Putnam County through Ridgefield and Wilton over the winter. It was fine, but we were on the main road 100%.
Snow tires aren't a must. Just make sure they're tires with decent tread and you'll be absolutely fine. You may not make it up a huge hill in the middle of a snowstorm, but other than that you'll be fine. I have never had snow tires on my front wheel drive car and I got through the snow just fine at the height of the multiple 2+ foot storms we had last season.
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Old 11-02-2011, 10:04 PM
 
Location: Coastal Connecticut
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Snow tires aren't a must. Just make sure they're tires with decent tread and you'll be absolutely fine. You may not make it up a huge hill in the middle of a snowstorm, but other than that you'll be fine. I have never had snow tires on my front wheel drive car and I got through the snow just fine at the height of the multiple 2+ foot storms we had last season.
I was fine commuting too along the coast with the bad snow, but then again my commute was different than it used to be. I used to commute from the Danbury area down to the Norwalk area, and took Route 58/53. With the hills, sharp turns and constant elevation changes, snow tires really help. I had some very difficult drives in the winter with all-seasons, even on a Pathfinder at one point. The 4WD only helps in getting you going, not navigating a sharp turn.

Now commuting on roads in Milford and then the Merritt or 95 is a cinch in comparison, even when we got the crazy snow storms. I have a RWD car with crappy run-flat all-seasons and I only got stuck once on Route 1 in Westport when it was coming down hard.
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