Updated: Sunday, 30 Dec 2012, 6:36 PM EST
Published : Sunday, 30 Dec 2012, 6:30 PM EST
KILLINGWORTH, Conn. (WTNH)-- Snow coated Durham could be a postcard for Connecticut winter, but those long picturesque driveways are a lot work on days like this.
Just ask Wayne Spano in Wallingford, a recent convert to blowing as opposed to heave ho-ing.
"Driveway is about 400 feet, it gets a lot wider at the top. It used to take us maybe two or three hours with the shovel. Now it takes us a little over an hour, a lot better," said Spano.
Over in Killingworth, where some report a foot of snow the driveway, is now perfectly designed for fun.
"Playing and going sledding and tubing with my brother," said Caitlin Byrum from Killingworth.
A winter wonderland for Caitlin and big brother Cody, who promises to grab a shovel at some point.
"Play some more, work for the neighbors, help them shovel driveways," said Cody Byrum.
For some in Madison, the task of digging out a typical long New England driveway may be too daunting, so it sits untouched by shovel.
You could call country back roads the longest driveways of all.
Crews did their best to clear the side streets but the problem snow falling from branches onto the roads and packed down by passing cars. It's slippery and a car still sits in a ditch.
Some folks in New Haven may not have a driveway but they've got two shovels to dig out the car, and keep the peace.
"Oh cause I was helping shovel at first, ya know, then the wife tells me to start getting the stuff off the car secondly and so I'm listening to the wife," said Derrick from New Haven.
Then there are those leaving the driveway behind, looking for the path less traveled.
"It's perfect. It's light and fluffy, there is plenty of it and no one has been in the woods yet," said Jude from Clinton.
Shoveling the driveway may be job one but it may be more fun to play in it first.