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Rowayton – Norwalk has declared a Snow Emergecy

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Norwalk Mayor Richard Moccia today declared a snow emergency in Norwalk.  The Mayor activated the City Emergency Operations Center in response to the snow storm.

In accordance with the declaration residents are reminded that vehicles must be removed from all snow emergency routes.  To facilitate snow plowing residents are asked to remove cars from all public roadways.  All public parking lots and garages are open to the public without charge until the snow emergency is lifted.

The City is prepared to respond to the storm. 31 snow plows have been readied and are deployed to clear and treat streets.  Fire, police and public works crews are in place and prepared to respond to storm related needs.

City Hall will close at noon today.  Norwalk Libraries will also close at noon.

Residents are advised to stay off the roads whenever possible.  Take steps to avoid dangers related to heavy snow.  Ensure generators are operated in a safe manner sufficiently removed from dwelling places to avoid danger resulting from carbon monoxide.  Clear any heating exhaust vents that may become covered by snow.

Report downed wires or power outages directly to Connecticut Light and Power by calling 800-286-2000 or go to www.cl-p.com.

Updates will be distributed to the media as warranted. The Norwalk Department of Information Technology has highlighted the standard snow storm preparedness and snow removal operations information on the city website homepage www.norwalkct.org. The Department will continue to publish pertinent information to the homepage as it becomes available from City’s officials and Department of Emergency management

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