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Posted on: February 2, 2021

Snow Emergency and Town Hall Operations Updates

GREENWICH, CT. – The State of Emergency that First Selectman Fred Camillo declared on Monday, February 1, will expire at 6 p.m. Tuesday, February 2.

The Board of Selectmen approved the lifting of the snow emergency effective at 3 p.m. Tuesday, February 2. 

First Selectman Camillo praised the round-the-clock efforts of the Department of Public Works, the Parks & Recreation Department and hired contractors to clear the Town’s 265 miles of roads of snow. Snow depths ranged from 12 to 18 inches around Town. Mr. Camillo also thanked the efforts of the Fleet Department for making necessary equipment repairs during the two-day storm event. 

After consultation with the Emergency Closing Group, Mr. Camillo also announced that Town Hall offices will reopen at 8 a.m. Wednesday, February 3. Town Hall is open to the public from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. with afternoon access by appointment only. 

The Holly Hill Resource Recovery Center also has reopened for regular business hours. 

COVID Vaccine Clinic/Testing update 

Family Centers Health Care drive-thru testing at 60 Palmers Hill Road will be open for regular hours on Wednesday, February 3. 

Family Centers Health Care COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic at the Eastern Greenwich Civic Center has reopened for scheduled appointments. 

The Greenwich Hospital clinic at the King Street campus of Brunswick School is open by appointment only from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday, February 3 through 7. 

The Town Hall clinic will resume Wednesday, February 3 and Thursday, February 4, by appointment only. 

Snow cleanup regulations 

By Town ordinance, Greenwich property owners are required to be responsible for keeping all sidewalks along their property clear of snow and ice. 

The Town of Greenwich prohibits plow contractors from pushing snow from driveways or parking lots onto Town streets. This practice is dangerous and impedes the Town’s snow removal efforts. If there is no other alternative to pushing snow into the street, the private plow driver must plow off the windrow left across the street by re-plowing until the road is safe. 

The Department of Public Works reminds local restaurant operators who have permitted outdoor dining nodes, that the restaurants are responsible for all snow cleanup of the areas behind the node barriers. Restaurant operators also are responsible for cleaning the sidewalk along the front of their respective property. 

We are requesting residents that when they are out shoveling snow from their driveways and sidewalks, to also clear nearby fire hydrants. By clearing a three-foot radius around the hydrant will help save precious time in battling a fire. 

For media inquiries, contact Barbara Heins, Executive Assistant to the First Selectman, at barbara.heins@greenwichct.org.

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