Mayor David Martin has declared a snow emergency for the City of Stamford that will begin at 7 p.m. on Wednesday due to the approaching winter storm. The snow emergency will remain in effect until conditions improve and the Mayor declares an end to it.
As of 7 p.m., all vehicles that are parked on emergency snow routes must be removed. The routes are marked with red and white signage. Vehicles that remain will be ticketed and towed. Vehicles that need to be removed from designated snow routes can park in one of three city garages free of charge beginning at 3 p.m. Wednesday until 24 hours after the snow emergency has ended. City garages are located at 17 Forest Street, 28 Bell Street, and 100 Summer Street. Residents may also park on neighboring streets where parking is not prohibited.
Reminders for residents:
1. City ordinances mandate the removal of snow and ice on sidewalks in front of homes and businesses within twelve (12) hours of the ceasing of such snow fall or freezing; or if such fall or freezing is in the nighttime, before 10:00 a.m. of the succeeding day so that such sidewalk shall be safe for public travel.
2. For safety, snow and ice is mandated to be removed from passenger cars, trucks and commercial vehicles because of the dangers of ice missiles.
3. City ordinance restricts private citizens from plowing snow off of private property into city streets or right of way (Section 214-18).
For updates and a complete list of designated snow routes, visit www.StamfordCT.gov or call 203-977-4140 for more information.