FAIRFIELD, Conn. -- Officials with the Town of Fairfield are busy preparing for the upcoming storm that could dump 4 to 8 inches of snow in the area, said First Selectman Mike Tetreau.
In addition to preparation, officials are making sure that all first responders are ready in the event of emergencies, as well as making sure that all snow removal equipment is in working order.
Fairfield’s Emergency Management Team asks the public to keep vehicles off the roads to allow for Public Works crews to clear streets and emergency vehicles and utility crews to gain access to their destinations more easily.
Some power outages are anticipated due to the impending winds associated with this storm. Residents who find themselves without power can contact the United Illuminating Company at 1-800-722-5584 or go to UI’s website at www.uinet.com .
There are two high tides that can affect beach area residents. The first is at 10:28 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 23, and the second is at 10:57 p.m. on Saturday night. There are indications that the second high tide could be worse and have a greater impact than the first high tide. Beach area residents are urged to move their vehicles to higher ground and secure loose outdoor items.
There is parking available at Veterans Park on Reef Road, as well as at the commuter lot on Mill Plain Road, across from the Parks and Recreation Department, 75 Mill Plain Road. Residents are asked not to park vehicles at the railroad stations as it will impede snowplowing efforts.
Fairfield’s Emergency Management Team reminds property owners, both residential and business, to remove snow and ice from sidewalks along their property line within 24 hours after the storm and to keep sidewalks clear of snow and ice. Property owners who do not clear their sidewalks may be ticketed by police and invoiced by the Town if the Town clears the sidewalk on the property owner’s behalf. Remember to shovel around fire hydrants .
For storm information and updates call 203-254-4899 or check online at www.fairfieldct.org/storm .
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