NORWALK, Conn. – Norwalk is under a snow emergency declaration ordered by Mayor Harry Rilling. The declaration will remain in effect until further notice.
All vehicles must be removed from the snow emergency routes to allow snow plowing operations. All city parking garages are open free of charge for relocating vehicles.
Snow and ice is mandated to be removed from passenger cars, trucks and commercial vehicles for everyone’s driving safety.
Falling, blowing and drifting snow will cause hazardous travel and walking conditions across the area, possibly affecting the late afternoon and evening commute, according to a press release from Norwalk’s emergency management deputy director Michelle DeLuca. Extreme cold and low wind chills could cause frostbite, so dress appropriately, keeping normally exposed skin covered.
The city will use the Main and South Norwalk libraries as well as the community room at the Police Department for warming centers if needed.
Norwalk Public Schools are on an early dismissal schedule today.
Extremely cold weather will follow this storm.
“I ask all residents to check on neighbors who are elderly if they need assistance for this emergency,” DeLuca wrote. “The Norwalk Customer Service line 203-854-3200 is open for service requests or complaints. Updates will be posted on the city’s website or local TV and radio stations.”