New Milford's Mayor has told the Kent First Selectman that the town is available to provide whatever assistance they may need as the ice jam on the Housatonic River persists. If the ice jams proceed down river and cause flooding in New Milford, Kent officials said they would provide assistance as well.
New Milford has a traffic plan in place for areas that may flood once the ice jam breaks up. The car dealers on Route 7 by Veterans Bridge were notified that their inventory should be moved in case of flooding. The Maxx on one side of the bridge and Sarah Noble School on the other side of the bridge will act as shelters if needed.
Mayor Pete Bass attended the emergency management meeting in Kent Wednesday night, along with State Representative Bill Buckbee, Police Chief Shawn Boyne, and the leaders of the volunteer fire departments. Bass also met with the New Milford Emergency Management Team yesterday.