Municipal officials met with Public Works Departments and Police and Fire Departments to prepare for the Nor’easter.
Danbury Mayor Mark Boughton is alerting residents that there is a Level Two Snow Emergency in effect from 5am. That includes a parking ban. Patriot garage will be open with free parking for residents. Vehicles will be towed if left on roadway during snow storms.
New Fairfield First Selectman Susan Chapman says they have a new plow ready to deploy in this storm. It’s the town’s first automatic. Chapman ordered generators hooked up at the Senior Center and the High School in case of prolonged power outages.
Brookfield First Selectman Steve Dunn says the High School will be prepared as an emergency shelter, if needed. An Emergency Operations Center has been set up. He noted that they are all set to feed plow crews, police officers and firefighters so they can do their jobs and response to this storm.
Bethel First Selectman Matt Knickerbocker says they are well supplied with sand and salt to treat the roads. Since this will be a long duration storm, the crews were let out early Monday and sent out on the roads before dawn. He urged drivers to stay off the road so plow crews could effectively clear the streets.
Newtown First Selectman Pat Llodra says emergency services as well as Public works and Parks and Recreation are fully equipped with materials and supplies and are staffed for response. Newtown's emergency officials ask residents to be sure that generators are properly installed and vented away from the house, and to never run a generator indoors.