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Stamford Declares Snow Emergency

Stamford Mayor David Martin at a rally in December, declared a snow emergency in his city on Tuesday in anticipation of this month's fourth major nor-easter.
Stamford Mayor David Martin at a rally in December, declared a snow emergency in his city on Tuesday in anticipation of this month's fourth major nor-easter. Photo Credit: Contributed

Stamford Mayor David Martin been March's fourth Nor'easter in a month to the punch late Tuesday by declaring a snow emergency, effective at 11 p.m. March 20. The tristate area is now to receive as much as a foot of snow on Wednesday, a s reported here by Daily Voice.

Stamford's Snow Emergency requires the removal of all vehicles on designated snow emergency streets. City parking garages will be open and free of charge until at least Thursday at noon. (See locations below.).

“Light snow is now forecast to spread slowly into the state beginning tomorrow morning, with modest impact on the morning rush hour or late morning travel. We are declaring a snow emergency now to give residents time to prepare and get their cars off the streets,” Martin said. “Heavy, wet snow is predicted to make the evening rush hour hazardous and may lead to downed trees and wires. Residents should be prepared, charge cellphones and make sure you have a plan if the power does go out. We have been in contact with Eversource and have requested that they have crews available in the event that residents lose power.”

A Winter Storm Warning has been issued for the Stamford area, with 6 to 12 inches likely, and up to 15 inches possible, and winds gusting up to 35 mph forecasted for Wednesday and Wednesday night. Hazardous driving conditions should be expected Wednesday into Thursday, and the Office of Public Safety urges everyone to prepare for slippery roads and use caution while driving.

During the Snow Emergency, Snow Emergency Routes are to be kept clear of cars. Snow Emergency Routes are clearly marked with red and white signage. Vehicles will be ticketed and towed while the snow emergency is in effect. For a complete list of designated snow routes, visit StamfordCT.gov .

Stamford City Garages are located at:

- Bedford Street Garage – 17 Forest St.

- Bell Street Garage – 28 Bell St.

- Summer Street Garage – 100 Summer St.

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