Greenwich Board of Selectmen Enact Snow Emergency
With the National Weather Service predicting several inches of snow to fall overnight Wednesday (Jan. 3) through Thursday (Jan. 4), a snow emergency has been declared by the Greenwich Board of Selectmen.
Acting as the Town’s Traffic Authority, the Board has enacted the snow emergency that will prohibit on-street parking on designated snow emergency routes beginning at 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 3. The parking ban will enable Department of Public Works crews and its contractors to effectively clear Town roadways.
Residents are advised to park their vehicles in their driveways or in their yards. And residents also may use municipal parking lots to park their vehicles, according to the Department of Public Works.
The snow emergency will remain in effect until the Board of Selectmen removes the snow emergency.
The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Warning with snow expected to begin falling during the early morning hours of Thursday, continuing through Thursday morning and afternoon. Near blizzard-like conditions also can be expected with winds of at least 35 mph.
“We have the snow crews with the equipment in place with salt and sand at the ready. We are good to go and to tackle the season’s first major storm,” said Greenwich First Selectman Peter J. Tesei.
The Town ordinance requires Greenwich property owners be responsible for keeping all sidewalks along their property clear of snow and ice.
The Town of Greenwich prohibits plow contractors from pushing snow from driveways or parking lots onto Town streets. This practice is dangerous and impedes the Town’s snow removal efforts. If there is no other alternative to pushing snow into the street, the private plow driver must plow off the windrow left across the street by re-plowing until the road is safe.
A complete list of snow emergency routes can be found below.
For media inquiries, contact Barbara Heins, Executive Assistant to the First Selectman, at firstname.lastname@example.org
SNOW EMERGENCY STREETS
Bruce Park Avenue
East Elm Street
East Putnam Avenue (Maple Ave. to Library)
Field Point Road
Sound View Drive
West Elm Street
West Putnam Avenue
Church Street West
Division Street West
North Water Street
South Water Street
Western Junior Highway
William Street West
Hamilton Avenue, Old Field Point Road, Saint Roch’s Avenue
Glenville Road/Street from Glenridge Road to Pemberwick Road
Riversville Road from Glenville Road, north to entrance to Glenville School
East Putnam Avenue (Field Rd. to Diamond Hill)
River Road Extension
RIVERSIDE AND MIANUS
North Sound Beach Avenue
Sound Beach Avenue
West End Avenue
As otherwise identified by the Board of Selectmen of the Town of Greenwich as the Town Traffic Authority.