STAMFORD, Conn. -- The City of Stamford set up a number of Warming Centers for residents to take shelter Friday in case of an emergency as a large snowstorm rolled into the region.
The coastal storm will bring the potential for heavy snow, strong winds and dangerously cold wind chills from Thursday evening through Friday afternoon. Near blizzard conditions are forecast by the National Weather Service.
The City of Stamford's Emergency Operations Center is monitoring the storm, the city said in a press release. All city departments are prepared to respond to the storm.
Stamford reminds residents of these safety facts:
- Life-threatening situations should be reported to 911.
- Downed power lines and power outages should be reported immediately to CL&P at 1-800-286-2000.
- To report operational issues such as downed trees, etc., the Citizens Service Center will be open for calls at 203-977-4140 during business hours. For nonemergency weather related issues after business hours call 203-977-4444.
- Friday garbage and recycling pickup has been postponed to Saturday. Due to Wednesday’s holiday, Stamford delayed pickups this week by one day. As a result of the winter storm, residents normally receiving garbage pickup on Thursday or Friday will now receive pickup on Saturday.
• The city will open several warming stations for Friday. If necessary, shelter and other pertinent information will be made available through the city’s website and the media.
Here is the list of warming centers in Stamford, including address and hours of operation:
- Stamford Government Center Lobby: 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday, 888 Washington Blvd.
- YMCA : 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, 909 Washington Blvd.
- Chester Addison Community Center: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, 245 Selleck St.
- Union Baptist Church: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, 805 Newfield Ave.
- Central Fire Headquarters: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, 629 Main St.
- South End Fire Station: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, 215 Washington Blvd.
- West Side Fire Station: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, 80 Fairfield Ave.
- East Side/Shippan Fire Station: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, 364 Shippan Ave.
- Woodside Fire Station: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, 1600 Washington Blvd.
- Belltown Fire Station: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, 8 Dorlen Road
- Long Ridge Fire Station: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, 366 Long Ridge Road
- Springdale Fire Station: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, 987 Hope St.
- Turn of River Fire Station: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, Buxton Farms Road