Tesei Declares “Local Civil Preparedness Emergency”

Greenwich snow plow in central Greenwich File Photo

Update from Town of Greenwich 8:30pm:

After consultation with the Town’s Emergency Management Director, Public Works Commissioner, Town Administrator and the Department of Public Works Highway Operations, First Selectman Peter Tesei  declared a local civil preparedness emergency.

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.

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. (The complete list can be found below.)

Because of the 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:oo a.m.

The Emergency Operations Centers is open and staff continues to manage the event.

Mr. Tesei said, “Thank you to all those who are on the front line ensuring the safety of our residents and addressing this weather event.” He added, ““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.”

Residents are advised to park their vehicles in their driveways or in their yards. And residents also may use municipal parking lots to park their vehicles, according to the Department of Public Works.

Residents are reminded that with the heavy, wet snow there continues to be a risk of falling trees and branches.

If a tree falls on a power line and causes it to come down or block a Town road or right-of way, the situation should be reported immediately. All downed wires should be considered live and avoided.

TO REPORT ONLY EMERGENCIES – For all Police, Fire and EMS emergencies, dial 911.
Emergency Helplines – Utilities:
Aquarion Water Company 1-800- 732-9678
Eversource 1-800- 286-2000
CT Natural Gas Company (203) 869-6900

Should residents experience a loss of electrical power for an extended time, there are warming and electronic device charging centers available at the Greenwich Public Safety Complex, 11 Bruce Place. It is open 24/7.

Also open are the Eastern Greenwich Civic Center, 90 Harding Road, Old Greenwich, from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.; the Western Bendheim Civic Center, 449 Pemberwick Road, from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., and the Greenwich Library.

Residents are reminded that 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.


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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
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Pemberwick Road
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East Putnam Avenue (Field Rd. to Diamond Hill)
Loughlin Avenue
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River Road Extension
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Suburban Avenue
Valley Road


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