FAIRFIELD — There were white out conditions at times, and reports of thundersnow Thursday as a fast-moving nor’easter hit town.

By midday, Public Works Supt. Scott Bartlett said things were going well, with the department experiencing minimal equipment breakdowns, and crews in high spirits.

Helping, he said, was that there was really no traffic out during the morning hours, though Bartlett expected that people would start heading out as the snow ends. Indeed, a trip around town revealed very few cars on the roads, and most stores and businesses shuttered.

Including private contractors, Bartlett said the department had over 60 pieces of equipment out on the roads. “If this stays light, we will start the final clean up,” he said. “The biggest remaining challenge will be applying salt and liquid due to cold temperatures, so things can stay slick.”