Stamford unscathed by snow storm

City officials said Thursday night’s storm passed through Stamford uneventfully.

Emergency Management Director Capt. Thomas Lombardo said the city experienced no power outages and only a few car accidents were reported and none that were very serious.

“I think we weathered a small storm with a lot of wind very well and it is light snow is easy to shovel. It was almost like pushing a broom,” said Lombardo.

Operations Director Ernie Orgera said every street in the city will be plowed by noon Friday.

Orgera said at 10:30 a.m. that the plows are beginning to push the snow back to the curbs.

“The streets will be safe to travel on in a very short time. By evening or late afternoon they will be clear,” he said.

Sixty city vehicles with plows were working on city roads all night long, Orgera said.

Public Safety Director Ted Jankowski said residents helped in the effort by staying off the streets last night.

“People have listened to our warnings and they did not go out if they did not have to,” he said.

Jankowski said city roads were in “exceptional” shape, but where they transitioned to state roads like High Ridge Road and Long Ridge Roads there were some problems.

Jankowski warned that the cold temperatures will hang around for another 24 hours and people should be careful of frostbite and hypothermia.

“If you have to go out and shovel, don’t over exert yourself,” he said.