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Stamford Snow Emergency Will End 6 a.m. Wednesday

Warming centers remain open, residents still warned to take precautions

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Stamford, CT | Added on January 27, 2015 At 01:43 PM

Mayor David Martin announced today Stamford's snow emergency will be lifted Wednesday at 6 a.m. Until then, vehicles must remain off snow emergency routes and residents can continue to park in the City's garages for free.

City ordinances require that snow and ice be removed from sidewalks in front of homes and businesses within 12 hours of the snow ending. City officials are also asking residents to help out by digging out fire hydrants in their communities.

Residents are warned to avoid over exertion while shoveling, stay protected from frostbite and hypothermia, and to watch for black ice on the roads.

The City's Government Center and fire stations will remain open as warming centers until 8 p.m. tonight. And Inspirica on Woodland Ave. will serve as an overnight warming center from 8 p.m. to 8 a.m. tomorrow morning and again tomorrow night.

Garbage and recycling pickup will be delayed by one day.

For more information, visit:  stamfordct.gov

Snow Emergency:

 
All vehicles are required to remain off of emergency snow routes until 6:00 am January 28, 2015 when the snow emergency will be lifted. Snow emergency routes are clearly marked with red and white signage. Vehicles will continue to be ticketed and towed while the snow emergency is in effect.
 
Vehicles that need to be removed from designated snow emergency routes can park in one of three city garages free of charge until 6:00 am on Wednesday, January 28, 2015. Residents living on a snow emergency route may also park on neighboring streets where parking is not prohibited.
 
City garages are located at:
 
Bedford Street Garage - 17 Forest Street
Bell Street Garage - 28 Bell Street           
Summer Street Garage - 100 Summer Street
 
For a complete list of designated snow routes, visit StamfordCT.gov. Critical information will be linked from the city’s homepage. Residents can call 203-977-4140 for more information.
 
Snow Emergency Towed Vehicle Retrieval Process:
 
If your vehicle was towed during the Snow Emergency, you can receive information on retrieval from 203-977-4979 (during regular business hours) or 203-977-4444.
 
Government Center Operations:
 
All meetings and government operations will continue as scheduled for Wednesday, January 28, 2015.
 
City Garbage & Recycling Pickup:
 
Garbage and recycling pickup will be delayed by one day as a result of the storm.
Important Reminders for Residents:
 
1.    For safety, snow and ice is mandated to be removed from passenger cars, trucks and commercial vehicles because of the dangers of ice missiles.
2.    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.
3.    Fire Hydrants must remain clear in case of an emergency. 
 
Safety Concerns:
 
·         Avoid overexertion when shoveling snow. Overexertion can bring on a heart attack - a major cause of death in the winter. If you must shovel snow, stretch before going outside.
 
·         Continue to protect yourself from frostbite and hypothermia by wearing warm, loose-fitting, lightweight clothing in several layers. Stay indoors, if possible. If you must go out into the elements dress in layers and cover your skin.
 
·         Keep dry. Change wet clothing frequently to prevent a loss of body heat. Wet clothing loses all of its insulating value and transmits heat rapidly.
 
·         Watch for signs of frostbite. These include loss of feeling and white or pale appearance in extremities such as fingers, toes, ear lobes, and the tip of the nose. If symptoms are detected, get medical help immediately.
 
·         People can be injured in traffic accidents, on icy roads, from falls and from hypothermia from prolonged exposure to cold.  When extreme cold hits, it's important to do what you can to stay warm.
 
·         Motorists should be aware of black ice and other hazardous conditions. Drivers are advised to be extra vigilant on the roads.
 
Overnight Warming Center:
 
An overnight warming center is located at Inspirica, 8 Woodland Place from 8:00 PM until 8:00 AM tonight and tomorrow night.
 
Warming Centers (8am until 8pm):
 
Stamford Government Center Lobby, 888 Washington Blvd., Stamford, CT
 
All Fire Stations:
 
Central Fire Headquarters, 629 Main Street, Stamford, Stamford, CT
 
South End Fire Station, 215 Washington Blvd, Stamford, CT
 
West Side Fire Station, 80 Fairfield Avenue, Stamford, CT
 
East Side/Shippan Fire Station, Stamford, CT
 
Woodside Fire Station, 1600 Washington Blvd, Stamford, CT
 
Belltown Fire Station, 8 Dorlen Road, Stamford, CT
 
Long Ridge Fire Station, 366 Long Ridge Rd., Stamford, CT
 
Springdale Fire Station, 987 Hope St., Stamford, CT
 
Turn of River Fire Station, Buxton Farms Road, Stamford, CT
 
Stay Informed:
 
·         www.StamfordCT.gov
·         Fairfield County Public Radio (WSHU) - 1400 AM (WSTC)
·         WSHU Stamford Radio – 91.1 FM
·         WGCH Radio - 1490 AM
·         Fox Radio 95.9 FM
·         News 12 Connecticut, Channel 12
 
Visit:
 
Be Prepared Stamford:
 
CT Dept. of Public Health:
 
FEMA’s Ready.Gov:
 
National Weather Service:

 


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