The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory, which is in effect from 6:00am Saturday until 6:00am Sunday. Residents should expect 3 to 5 inches of snow, with temperatures remaining cold in the low 30s, with wind chill values between 25 and 30. Hazardous driving conditions should be expected on Saturday and Saturday night, and the Office of Public Safety urges everyone to prepare for slippery roads and use caution while driving.
“This is the first snow of the season and the City’s crews are preparing today,” said Mayor David Martin. “With people out holiday shopping and at holiday parties this weekend, please take it easy while out on the roads and allow yourself extra time to get to your destination.”
Alternate Parking Rules
As a reminder, on the streets designated below, alternate side parking rules will automatically take effect each time there is snow accumulation greater than two (2) inches. The alternate side parking will take effect regardless of whether a snow emergency has been declared. The purpose of these rules is to facilitate snow removal by providing adequate maneuvering space for snow removal equipment on narrow roadways.
When in effect, on even numbered calendar days, parking will be allowed on the even numbered side of the street and restricted on the odd numbered side of the street from 8am until 8am the following day. On odd numbered calendar days, parking will be allowed on the odd numbered side of the street and restricted on the even numbered side of the street from 8am until 8am the following day. For example, tomorrow is the 9th, so if the City receives more than two inches of snow, parking will only be permitted on the odd numbered side of the street for the following streets:
Fourth Street Bedford Street to Dead End
Greenwood Hill Street
Judy Lane Due to over parking by local business
Knickerbocker Avenue Bennett Street to Northill Street
Pine Hill Avenue Elmbrook Drive to Dead End
Rose Park Avenue
Franklin Street Hoyt Street to Woodside Street
Winter weather reminders:
· Warming Center locations and other pertinent information are available through the City’s website and the media.
· Katrina Mygatt Recycling Center will be closed.
· Life threatening situations should be reported to 911.
· Downed power lines should be reported immediately to Eversource at 1-800-286-2000. Power outages may also be reported here.
· To report operational issues such as downed trees, etc., the Citizens Service Center is open for calls at 203-977-4140 during business hours. For non-emergency weather related issues after business hours, call 203-977-4444.
Be Prepared Now for Winter Weather:
1. Register with Stamford’s Emergency Notification System CT Alert to receive a phone message, text message, and email whenever there is an urgent announcement or situational update. Visit www.ctalert.gov and click on “Register for Alerts”, or click here: http://bit.ly/Stamford-CTAlert.
2. Prepare an Emergency Supply Kit:
· Keep an extra cell phone car-charger in your automobile
· Bottled water, 3-5 day supply (1 gallon per person, per day)
· High-calorie, non-perishable food, i.e. granola/snack bars, etc.
· Flashlights/Battery operated lanterns
· Extra Batteries
· Blankets or Sleeping Bags
· Extra Clothes
· First Aid Kit
3. Develop an Emergency Plan: Organize a plan for you and your family, should there be an emergency. Always inform loved ones where you are and where you are going, in case you become separated or need to relocate. Teach family members how to use text messaging; text messages can often get around network disruptions when a phone call might not be able to get through.
4. Dangers of Carbon Monoxide Poisoning: In the event of a power outage, portable generators should be operated safely. Outdoor grilling devices should never be brought inside the home for cooking or warmth. Only use generators and outdoor grills outside of your home and never in enclosed spaces such as garages, basements, or porches. Always run your generator outdoors as far from your home and your neighbors’ homes as possible (at least 20 feet) and away from doors, windows, and air intake vents.
5. Keep Automobiles Prepared: Power outages may disable fuel stations. Keep a cell phone car-charger in the glove box.
6. Care for your Pet: Bring pets/companion animals inside during winter weather.
7. Stay Informed:
· City of Stamford’s Emergency Hotline – 203-977-8840
· WSHU Stamford Radio – 91.1 FM and 1400 AM
· WGCH Radio - 1490 AM
· Fox Radio 95.9 FM
· News 12 Connecticut, Channel 12
To prepare for and respond to winter weather visit:
Be Prepared Stamford:
CT Dept. of Public Health:
National Weather Service:
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