Tesei Declares Local Civil Preparedness Emergency Due to Storm


By Richard Kaufman 

Greenwich First Selectman, Peter Tesei, has declared a local civil preparedness emergency as a result of Winter Storm Quinn, according to a press release from the town.

The declaration, made under Connecticut General Statute Section 28-22a, will enable the town’s operating employees to work through this storm event and avail the town to external resources should the conditions worsen, according to the release.

Per the release:

“Presently, there is an increasing number of trees or tree limbs impacting the Town’s 265 miles of roadways. That, combined with the heavy snow, is making operations and response for highway and emergency responders increasingly difficult. The snow emergency with the on-street parking ban on designated streets remains in effect until further notice.”

Because of the poor conditions, Town Hall will have a delayed opening for business on Thursday, March 8. Normal business operations will resume at Town Hall beginning at 10 a.m.

“Thank you to all those who are on the front line ensuring the safety of our residents and addressing this weather event,” Tesei said in the release. “We appreciate residents adhering to the snow emergency and parking ban and ask that they continue to do so, so that the Town can return to normal operations as soon as possible.”

Utility Emergency Hotlines

Residents should also take note that with the heavy, wet snow, there’s a high risk of falling trees, branches and power lines. All downed trees or blocked streets should be reported immediately, and downed wires should be avoided. Emergency hotlines are listed below:

  • Aquarion Water Company 1-800-732-9678
  • Eversource 1-800-286-2000
  • CT Natural Gas Company (203) 869-6900
  • For Police, Fire, EMS emergencies dial 911

Warming & Charging Stations

Should residents lose power for an extended period of time, warming and electronic device charging centers will be available at the Greenwich Public Safety Complex located at 11 Bruce Place, open 24 hours. The Eastern Greenwich Civic Center, located at 90 Harding Road in Old Greenwich, and the The Western Bendheim Civic Center, located at 440 Pemberwick Road, will be open from 9 a.m., to 9 p.m. The Greenwich Library will be open as well.

Snow Removal Policy

  • Residents are encouraged to park their cars in their driveways, or yards. Municipal parking lots will also be available for parking, according to the Department of Public Works.
  • By town ordinance, Greenwich property owners are required to keep 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.

Snow Emergency Streets

CENTRAL GREENWICH

Amogerone Crossway                             

Arch Street

Benedict Place

Bolling Place

Brookside Drive

Bruce Park Avenue

Bruce Place

Church Street

Connecticut Avenue

Davis Avenue

East Elm Street

East Putnam Avenue (Maple Ave. to Library)

Fawcett Place

Field Point Road

Greenwich Avenue

Grigg Street

Havemeyer Place

Hillside Road

Horseneck Lane

Hunter Place

Lafayette Place

Lake Avenue

Lawrence Street

LeGrande Avenue

Lenox Drive

Lewis Street

Lexington Avenue

Locust Street

Maher Avenue

Maple Avenue

Mason Street

Milbank Avenue

Perryridge Road

Railroad Avenue

Ridge Street

Sherwood Place

Shore Road

Sound View Drive

Steamboat Road

West Elm Street

West Putnam Avenue

William Street

 

BYRAM

Beech Street

Byram road

Cedar Street

Chestnut Street

Church Street West

Delavan Avenue

Division Street West

Hervey Street

Kirby Street

Mead Street

Mill Street

North Water Street

Oak Street

Pine Street

Richland Road

South Water Street

Spruce Street

Western Junior Highway

William Street West

 

CHICKAHOMINY

Hamilton Avenue, Old Field Point Road, Saint Roch’s Avenue

 

PEMBERWICK

Comly Avenue

Pemberwick Road

Moshier Street

 

GLENVILLE

Glenville Road/Street from Glenridge Road to Pemberwick Road

Riversville Road from Glenville Road, north to entrance to Glenville School

 

COS COB

Bible Street

East Putnam Avenue (Field Rd. to Diamond Hill)

Loughlin Avenue

Orchard Street

Relay Place

River Road

River Road Extension

Sinawoy Road

Strickland Road

Suburban Avenue

Valley Road

 

RIVERSIDE AND MIANUS

Hendrie Avenue

North Sound Beach Avenue

Valley Road

 

OLD GREENWICH

Arcadia Road

Lockwood Avenue

Sound Beach Avenue

West End Avenue

 

OTHER AREAS

As otherwise identified by the Board of Selectmen of the Town of Greenwich as the Town Traffic Authority.

 

 

About Author: Richard Kaufman

Richard Kaufman, general assignment reporter at the Sentinel, graduated from Springfield College in Springfield, Mass., in 2011 with a degree in journalism/communications. Having grown up in nearby Westchester County, Richard is familiar with the area and everything it has to offer. To get in contact with Richard, you can email him at richard@greenwichsentinel.com

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