The first winter storm of 2014 brought arctic temperatures and several inches of snow to Stamford. Friday, the city opened shelters for those in need of a warm place and those designated areas will remain open until Saturday.
Stamford's Office of Operations was also making sure the roads were kept clear with snow removal crews working throughout the day.
Director of City Operations Ernie Orgera said by 3:00 p.m. this afternoon clean up detail was "just about finished" and a total of 60 plow trucks were out on the roads. However, Orgera added some crews will remain.
"We will have several crews out this evening and tomorrow morning to battle the black ice," said Orgera.
For more information, visit Be Prepared Stamford's website at http://bepreparedstamford.org/ColdWeather.htm .