STAMFORD, Conn. — Stamford opened the Emergency Operations Center at the Government Center Friday and activated its Snow Emergency Plan due to the strength of Winter Storm Nemo, a release from the Mayor’s office said.
The Public Works department is fully staffed, and crews have been treating the city’s roads since early Friday morning.
The city’s police and fire departments are prepared and will hold over personnel as necessary with the storm, the release said.
The storm is expected to intensify in the evening, with snow rates of 5 inches per hour at times, and state and local officials urge people to stay off the roads, the release said. During the heavy periods of snow there may be zero visibility and, once the precipitation stops, the roads could freeze over, making travel conditions dangerous, the release said.
If you must go out, provide a friend or family member with your route and travel details, the release said.
The city is still in a “Snow Emergency” and parking is not allowed on snow emergency routes, which can be found here.
Moderate power outages are expected and Connecticut Light & Power is supplying the city with extra line crews.
Other need-to-know information from the city:
▪ Emergencies should be reported to 9-1-1
▪ Downed power lines and power outages should be reported directly to Connecticut Light & Power: 1-800-286-2000
▪ The Citizen’s Service Center is open, 203-977-4140
▪ Shelter and other emergency information can be found on the city’s emergency hotline: 203-977-8840