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Stamford Extends Snow Emergency Until Morning As Cleanup Continues

The neighborhood near Strawberry Hill Avenue in Stamford is completely deserted on Thursday during the storm.
The neighborhood near Strawberry Hill Avenue in Stamford is completely deserted on Thursday during the storm. Photo Credit: Frank MacEachern

STAMFORD, Conn. – A snow emergency will remain in effect until 7 a.m. Friday for Stamford as the city digs out from a storm that dropped a foot of snow on the city, Mayor David Martin said Thursday.

Schools will open on a two-hour delay on Friday.

“I am extending the snow emergency to 7 a.m. [Friday] morning to allow our Operations Department to finish clearing the roads. Vehicles will be allowed to remain in city garages until 10 p.m. [Friday] night,” said Martin. “The City of Stamford Operations Department has been working hard to ensure that city roads are clear and safe for driving. Residents are asked to continue to avoid being on the roads unless necessary until operations are complete. I also ask that residents keep safe while cleaning up, driving, or while outdoors enjoying the snow.”

With hazardous road conditions, residents are urged to use caution while driving and walking. Unsafe road conditions should be reported to the police nonemergency number at 203-977-4444.

As of Thursday evening, more than 73 vehicles were towed from snow emergency routes in the city, Martin said. Vehicles are to remain off the snow emergency routes until after 7 a.m. Friday or they will be subject to ticketing and towing, he said.

After the snow emergency is canceled, residents seeking to recovery towed cars should call 203-977-4444, provide a license plate number and directions will be provided.

During the storm, a total of 25 motor vehicle accidents occurred with four minor injuries, and there were 17 disabled vehicles that required assistance, Martin said.

Over 70 city workers joined the operations crews to clean up from winter storm, using over 50 plows and other equipment, he said.

Martin also reminded residents that snow is required to be removed within 12 hours of a storm. Anyone who violates this ordinance can be fined $90.

And residents are asked not to shovel or plow snow from their driveways into city streets, he said.

If you live near a fire hydrant, please clear the hydrant of snow to help fire crews in the event of an emergency, Martin said.

Garbage and recycling scheduled for Thursday pickup will be picked up on Friday. Garbage and recycling scheduled for Friday pickup will be picked up on Saturday.

To provide adequate for snow removal equipment, alternate side parking rules are in effect. On Thursday, parking will be allowed on the odd-numbered side of the streets and restricted on the even-numbered side of the street until 8 a.m. Friday. Here are the streets:

  • 1. Aberdeen Street
  • 2. Anderson Street
  • 3. Annie Place
  • 4. Austin Avenue
  • 5. Berges Avenue
  • 6. Borglum Street
  • 7. Burr Street
  • 8. Chestnut Street
  • 9. Corbo Terrace
  • 10. Dolsen Place
  • 11. Douglas Avenue
  • 12. Duncanson Street
  • 13. Estwick Place
  • 14. Fourth Street Bedford Street to Dead End
  • 15. Goodwin Street
  • 16. Green Street
  • 17. Greenwood Hill Street
  • 18. Hanrahan Street
  • 19. Homestead Avenue
  • 20. Houston Terrace
  • 21. Judy Lane Due to over parking by local business
  • 22. Knickerbocker Avenue Bennett Street to Northill Street
  • 23. Leon Place
  • 24. Leonard Street
  • 25. Pine Hill Avenue Elmbrook Drive to Dead End
  • 26. Ranson Street
  • 27. Reynolds Avenue
  • 28. Richmond Place
  • 29. Robert Court
  • 30. Rose Park Avenue
  • 31. Sylvandale Avenue
  • 32. Travis Avenue
  • 33. Vincent Avenue
  • 34. Vincent Court
  • 35. Vista Street
  • 36. Franklin Street Hoyt Street to Woodside Street
  • 37. Woodside Street

For more information, visit www.stamfordct.gov or call the City of Stamford’s Emergency Hotline at 203-977-8840.

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