Area towns are taking precuations for the blizzard of 2015. Most have closed town offices and libraries for Tuesday. Schools around the region have also closed for the day.
Danbury has issued a Level 2 Snow Emergency. If residents have no other place to park, the Patriot parking garage will be open free of charge for the duration of the storm. Cars on city streets will be ticketed and towed.- are prohibited from parking on city streets. All vehicles may be returned after all snow-and-ice-control operations have ceased.
Redding Town Hall Emergency Info Line is functional at 203-938-2002 and will be open from 9am-5pm during the day as a means by which residents can obtain up to the minute information. After hours this line will have an automated message detailing information for residents. Please ONLY call 911 in the event of a true emergency.
New Milford has declared a snow emergency and parking ban effective at 5pm so that snow removal can be done. Public Works Director Michael Zarba says New Milford will close the two crossovers on the Green for use as temporary snow storage. The areas will be cleaned as time permits and then reopened. Alternate parking is available in the posted lot behind Town Hall. Additional parking is also available in the Patriots Way lot by the railroad tracks and the Richmond Center along the rear fence.
Bethel winter street parking ban will be in effect for the duration of the storm. Please ensure all vehicles are off town streets through the duration of the storm to aid highway cleanup operations. The Police Department reserves the right to tow vehicles if necessary to ensure successful snow removal operations. Residents are advised to shelter "in place" and stay indoors for duration of the storm. Bethel's emergency center has been made ready in case it is needed. Conditions will be evaluated early Wednesday to determine if emergency shelter is needed.