By Richard Kaufman
Greenwich Town Hall will reopen for on Friday, after being closed for regular business on Thursday due to snow. Offices will be open to the public from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. and by appointment from 1 to 3:30 p.m.
Snow Cleanup Regulations
By Town ordinance, Greenwich property owners are required to 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.
The Department of Public Works reminds local restaurant operators who have permitted outdoor dining nodes, that the restaurants are responsible for all snow cleanup of the areas behind the node barriers. Restaurant operators also are responsible for cleaning the sidewalk along the front of their respective property. Tents and canopies should be removed until after the storm.
The Town is reminding people that when they are out shoveling snow from their driveways and sidewalks, to also clear nearby fire hydrants. Clearing a three-foot radius around the hydrant will help save precious time in battling a fire.
Residents should avoid all downed utility wires and assume they are live.
In the event of flooding, residents are urged to stay out of flooded basements. Energized wiring or outlets below the water line may pose a hazard. Natural gas service in a flooded basement may also pose a danger.
Should residents lose power, the following location is available as a warming and electronic device charging center: Greenwich Public Safety Complex, 11 Bruce Place. Open 24/7.