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Stamford Mayor Martin Declares Snow Emergency: Move Your Car Off Streets

Stamford Mayor David Martin urged residents to take precautions in advance of Thursday's snowstorm.
Stamford Mayor David Martin urged residents to take precautions in advance of Thursday's snowstorm. Photo Credit: Daily Voice File photo

STAMFORD, Conn. – Mayor David Martin has declared a Snow Emergency, effective 5:00 p.m. Wednesday, in anticipation of the impending snowstorm.

The Snow Emergency will require the removal of all vehicles on designated snow emergency streets. City parking garages will be available free of charge after 5 p.m. Wednesday through the duration of the storm.

A Winter Storm Warning is in effect for the area from midnight until 6 p.m. Thursday. Forecasters predict moderate heavy snow on Thursday with accumulations of 6-12 inches. Snow is expected to begin late Wednesday or early Thursday morning.

Mayor Martin also advises residents to take note of the alternate side of the street parking regulations for designated streets.

Thursday’s garbage and recycling have been canceled. Martin asked residents to not place bins in the street so that city plows can pass through. 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.

“Today, our crews are preparing for the storm,” said Mayor David Martin. “Residents should also plan ahead to make certain the roads are clear for plows and make arrangements for school (and other) delays and closings.”

During the Snow Emergency, Snow Emergency Routes are to be kept clear of cars. Snow Emergency Routes are clearly marked with red and white signage. Vehicles will be ticketed and towed while the snow emergency is in effect. All City Garages will be open and free to residents for the duration of the Snow Emergency. For a complete list of designated snow routes, visit

City Garages are located at:

  • - Bedford Street Garage – 17 Forest Street
  • - Bell Street Garage – 28 Bell Street
  • - Summer Street Garage – 100 Summer Street

Superintendent Earl Kim has announced that all schools will be closed Thursday. All afterschool activities will be canceled.

The Hurricane Barrier will likely be manned by the Army Corps of Engineers. They will make a decision about closing the Hurricane Barrier based on storm information closer to when the storm hits.

The Well-Clinic on Henry Street will be closed Thursday.

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

  • 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
  • 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

The Katrina Mygatt Recycling Center will be closed depending on the severity of the weather, residents should call ahead.

  • Life threatening situations should be reported to 911.
  • Downed power lines should be reported immediately to 911.
  • Power outages should be reported to Eversource at 1-800-286-2000.

To report operational issues such as downed trees, etc., the Citizens Service Center is open for calls at 203-977-4140 during business hours. For non-emergency weather related issues after business hours, call 203-977-4444.

The following warming centers are open for the times and locations listed:

  • Chester Addison Community Center, 245 Selleck Street, Mon – Fri (9 a.m.-6 p.m.)
  • Stamford Family YMCA, 10 Bell Street, Mon- Fri (9 a.m. – 6pm), Sat (8 a.m. – 5pm), Sun (11 a.m. -4 p.m.)
  • Faith Tabernacle Missionary Baptist Church, 29 Grove Street, Wed - Thurs (9 a.m.-5 p.m.)
  • Glenbrook Community Center, 35 Crescent Street, Mon – Fri (9 a.m.-5 p.m.)
  • Government Center, 888 Washington Blvd., 1st floor lobby, Daily until 9 p.m.
  • Jewish Community Center, 1035 Newfield Ave., Mon – Thurs (5:30 a.m.-10 p.m.), Fri (5:30 a.m.-6 p.m.), Sat – Sun (7:30 a.m.-6 p.m.)
  • Union Baptist Church, 805 Newfield Ave., Wed – Thurs (9 a.m.– 6pm), Fri (9 a.m.-2 p.m.), Sat (9 p.m.-11 a.m.)
  • All City-run Fire Stations, Mon – Fri (until 6 p.m.)
  • Neighbors Link, 75 Selleck Street, Daily (7:30 a.m.– 7:30 p.m.)

Inspirica, a Stamford-based provider of services to the homeless, will provide an overnight warming center from 8 p.m. to 8 a.m. on Feb. 9 and Feb. 10 at 8 Woodland Place, Stamford.

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