New Milford Department of Public Works will be out in force today preparing for the blizzard. Two trucks were out salting ice spots from the morning freeze and then prepping for the next storm. Both brine tucks are applying brine to all New Milford roads.
With significant snowfall expected Wednesday into Thursday, Bethel firefighters are asking that residents help them out. Once the storm stops and it's safe to do so, they ask that residents and business owners shovel around fire hydrants on their property. Firefighters suggest a radius of at least 4 feet. Bethel Fire & EMS says an exposed fire hydrant is a functioning fire hydrant and can save precious minutes when needed in an emergency.
The storm could produce high snow totals and winds. Southbury Fire Department urged residents to plan ahead and get fuel for generators and snow removal equipment.