Danbury to initiate travel ban

Mayor Mark Boughton has confirmed that the city will initiate a level three snow emergency in the city as of 5 p.m., which means all travel for non emergency personnel will be banned on local roadways.

Boughton said anyone who is not an emergency personnel or returning home from work will be ticketed by officers with the city’s police department. The mayor said he also expects to sign a state of emergency declaration for the city at about 5 p.m. The last time the mayor said he signed a state of emergency, “oh, about six months ago.”

“There was a time when state of emergencies were rare,” he said.

The most reliable weather models for the area that have been accurate in past storms predicts total accumulation of about 18 to 20 inches by Saturday morning, Boughton said.

“We are imploring anyone who doesn’t have to be out to stay off the roads,” he said. “The winds are already picking up and we expect some very dangerous conditions tonight.”

Categories: General
Dirk Perrefort

2 Responses

  1. Mickey says:

    #1: When I was a child people did not behave as if they were anatomically attached to their motor vehicles. Kids PLAYED in the snow. People WALKED to get food and supplies or to get where they needed to go. Maybe people have become sissies, but they drive their death machines everywhere so snowstorms are more dangerous because people are isolated from each other and travel is more dangerous.

  2. B.Miron says:

    when i was a child we lived on long ridge road in danbury. It seems to me we had a lot of snow in the winter sometimes. so what is the big deal with a 12″ plus snowfall. i think people as directed by the state and local governments and the tv media have become sissies. it is just snow, people. the sky is not really falling.