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Greater Danbury prepares for winter storm

Danbury has declared a Level 1 Snow Emergency.  That means there is a parking ban in effect on City Street.  It takes effect at 8am.  There is free parking at the Patriot Garage during the storm. 

 

If a decision is made to increase to a Level 2 snow emergency, there could also be a recommendation to avoid travel.  The most severe declaration, Level 3, would limit travel to emergency vehicles, four-wheel drive cars and emergency personnel.

 

In Danbury, anyone with a sidewalk in front of their home or business is supposed to shovel within four hours of daylight after the storm stops. 

 

Newtown officials say the public works crews are fully ready and will be clearing roads as soon as possible and appropriate.  If the storm magnifies, drivers will be asked to stay off the roads unless absolutely necessary.  Newtown officials says any hazardous conditions, such as downed utility poles or power lines should be reported to public safety dispatch. 

 

Area fire departments are asking that if people have a fire hydrant on their property or near by, that they make sure there is a clear path to the equipment in case of emergency.

 

Any utility disruptions should be reported directly to the utility company providing the service.

 

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