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Stamford Orders Parking Ban, Closes Schools In Advance Of Blizzard

Stamford Mayor David Martin is warning city residents to be prepared for a blizzard. A Snow Emergency is in effect on Monday evening throughout the storm's duration.
Stamford Mayor David Martin is warning city residents to be prepared for a blizzard. A Snow Emergency is in effect on Monday evening throughout the storm's duration. Photo Credit: File

STAMFORD, Conn. -- Stamford Mayor Martin has declared a Snow Emergency from 8 p.m. on Monday in anticipation of the impending snowstorm.

“Today, our city departments and crews are preparing for the storm,” said Martin.

“Residents should also prepare for this event, avoid driving if possible, and plan ahead to make certain the roads are clear for plows. Make arrangements now for school (and other) closings.” Vehicles on designated snow emergency streets must be removed.

Alternate side of the street parking will be in effect for the duration of the storm. City parking garages will be available free of charge after 5 p.m. Monday until the storm ends.

A Blizzard Warning is in effect for the entire tristate area. The National Weather Service is predicting blizzard conditions including snow, wind and coastal flooding on Tuesday with possible accumulations of 12 to 24 inches.Snow is expected to begin late tonight or early tomorrow morning.

Tuesday and Wednesday’s garbage and recycling have been postponed.

Garbage and recycling scheduled for Tuesday will be picked up on Thursday, Wednesday’s will be picked up on Friday, and Thursday and Friday’s will be picked up on Saturday. The Transfer Station and Recycling Center will both be closed Tuesday.

Snow Emergency:

During the Snow Emergency, Snow Emergency routes are to be kept clear of cars.They are clearly marked with red and white signage.

Vehicles will be ticketed and towed while the snow emergency is in effect.

City garages:

  • Bedford Street Garage – 17 Forest Street
  • Bell Street Garage – 28 Bell Street
  • Summer Street Garage – 100 Summer Street
  • Stamford Public Schools

Superintendent Earl Kim has announced that all schools will be closed on Tuesday.

Flooding is expected to be minor to moderate during the snowstorm. Residents that typically experience flooding during these types of events should expect similar flooding.

The Hurricane Barrier is being manned by the Army Corps of Engineers, and will likely have closures depending on tides. They will make a decision about closing the Hurricane Barrier based on storm information closer to when the storm hits.

West Beach and Cummings Beach will be closed at 10 p.m. tonight through the duration of the storm.

To provide adequate maneuvering space for snow removal equipment on some of Stamford's narrower streets (listed), alternate side parking rules will be in effect.

On Tuesday,  parking will be allowed on the even-numbered side of the street and restricted on the odd-numbered side of the street until 8 a.m. Wednesday, at which time cars should move to the odd-numbered side.

Narrow streets:
  • Aberdeen Street
  • Anderson Street
  • Annie Place
  • Austin Avenue
  • Berges Avenue
  • Borglum Street
  • Burr Street
  • Chestnut Street
  • Corbo Terrace
  • Dolsen Place
  • Douglas Avenue
  • Duncanson Street
  • Estwick Place
  • Fourth Street Bedford Street to Dead End
  • Goodwin Street
  • Green Street
  • Greenwood Hill Street
  • Hanrahan Street
  • Homestead Avenue
  • Houston Terrace
  • Judy Lane (due to over parking by local business)
  • Knickerbocker Avenue Bennett Street to Northill Street (park on west side only)
  • Leon Place
  • Leonard Street
  • Pine Hill Avenue Elmbrook Drive to Dead End
  • Ranson Street
  • Reynolds Avenue
  • Richmond Place
  • Robert Court
  • Rose Park Avenue
  • Sylvandale Avenue
  • Travis Avenue
  • Vincent Avenue
  • Vincent Court
  • Vista Street
  • Franklin Street Hoyt Street to Woodside Street
  • Woodside Street

Homeless:

Inspirica, a Stamford-based provider of services to the homeless, will provide an overnight warming center for those residents in need from 8 p.m. to 8 a.m. at Woodland Place, Stamford.

For a complete list of designated snow routes, visit StamfordCT.gov .

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