Following is the latest text of a “Code Red” message sent to Fairfield residents by First Selectman Michael Tetreau:
This is First Selectman Mike Tetreau with a report from Fairfield’s Emergency Management team as of 2 p.m. on Sunday.
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 2-3 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 non emergency calls as of 9am on Monday. Please call 203-254-4899 for non emergencies and 911 for life threatening emergencies.
Thanks for your help and stay safe.