Fairfield Warns Road Cleanup Efforts Could Take Days

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FAIRFIELD, Conn. — This is a statement issued Sunday from Fairfield’s Emergency Management Team: 

Even though the sky is blue and the winds calm, Fairfield is still under a state of emergency. We are asking residents to stay off the roads to allow our DPW crews to continue with clean up. If anyone does venture out, please realize that snow banks limit visibility especially at intersections. Please also keep an eye out for pedestrians walking in the roads. As night falls and temps drop, be careful for black ice.

DPW is reporting that our primary goal is to get one pass, one lane open on all roads. This may not be fully achieved until Monday. The road-clearing progress is going slower than anticipated due to the large amounts of snow and the need for pay-loaders to assist with clearing. We need to have roads clear for school buses before schools can open. We will provide updates on our progress tomorrow. It may take two to three days to get everything back to normal.

We are awaiting word on whether Metro-North will provide train service to Fairfield on Monday. We have the dilemma of choosing between road clearing and clearing the parking lot. We will provide updates later today but plan on limited parking at the train stations tomorrow morning.

We want to thank everyone for their cooperation and patience as we continue the road clearing activities.

If you do get out to shovel, it would be a big help if you would clear snow away from any fire hydrants.

We will be opening the Town Hall Call Center for nonemergency calls as of 9 a.m. Monday. Call 203-254-4899 for nonemergencies and 911 for life-threatening emergencies.

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