News Flash

First Selectman

Posted on: January 6, 2022

Snow storm impact on Greenwich operations

Snow plowDear Greenwich friends and neighbors,

The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory, effective at midnight tonight, Thursday, January 6, and continuing until noon tomorrow, Friday, January 7.  

According to the National Weather Service, four to six inches of snow are forecast and expected to create hazardous road conditions for the Friday morning commute. Please give yourself extra time to travel. The storm is expected to clear out by mid-day.

In the interest of public safety and the safety of our employees, Town Hall and all Town facilities will open at 10 a.m. Friday, January 7.

In response to the expected snowfall, Town’s Department of Public Works staff is preparing all equipment and is pre-treating and anti-icing roads. To help with snow removal efforts, I ask residents who are able to, to park their vehicles in driveways.

By Town ordinance, Greenwich property owners are required to be responsible for keeping all sidewalks along their property clear of snow and ice. Restaurant operators also are responsible for cleaning the sidewalk along the front of their respective business.  

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.

I encourage residents that when they are out shoveling snow from their driveways and sidewalks, to take a few extra minutes to clear nearby fire hydrants. Clearing a three-foot radius around the hydrant will help save precious time in battling a fire.

For updates, please check our Town website and follow @GreenwichPublicWorks on social media.

Stay safe and all the best,

Fred

 

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