Snow emergency starts at 8 p.m. in Norwalk

Updated, 5:30 p.m, length of time a car can stay in a city garage; Thursday correction about which garages are open for free parking.

NORWALK, Conn. —  A winter storm bearing down on the region, Norwalk Mayor Harry Rilling has declared a snow emergency in effect starting at 8 p.m. and lasting until further notice.

“Vehicles parked on city Snow Emergency routes can be towed,” Rilling said in a Code Red alert. “To assist residents with limited parking,” all city garages the Maritime Aquarium and Yankee Doodle garages will be open for free parking during the snow emergency.

Michele DeLuca of the Norwalk Fire Department Office of Emergency Management said vehicles can stay in the garages for a few hours after the storm.

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“I contacted the Parking Authority,” she said. “They indicated the cars should be moved within a day after the storm. Residents who have questions should contact the Parking Authority directly (203) 831-9063, if they may have challenges picking up their vehicles after the storm or for more information.”

Rilling said, “To assist in snow clean-up, we ask residents to not park on streets and make sure sidewalks are shoveled after the storm. With very cold temperatures and possible power outages, please check on the welfare of elderly relatives and neighbors and bring pets inside to protect them from the cold and snow. Before driving make sure your vehicle is clear of snow and ice for your safety and the safety of others on the road.”

For updates, check the city’s website.



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