Selectmen Declare Snow Emergency; On Street Parking Restricted

The Board of Selectmen declared a snow emergency for Greenwich effective at 6:00pm, until further notice. The snow emergency will restrict on-street parking throughout Town.

*See list of emergency routes below.

Supervisor of Holly Hill said that due to the amounts of snow and dangerous high winds forecasted for Saturday, the dump will be closed on Saturday.

A release from the First Selectman’s office explained, “The snow emergency is being imposed because the National Weather Service winter storm forecast includes possible blizzard-like conditions with at least 6 to 9 inches of snow and wind gusts of 45 mph. Brief minor flooding of the more vulnerable locations near the waterfront and shoreline is possible during high tides Saturday and Sunday.”

The parking ban will enable Dept of Public Works crews and its contractors to clear Town roadways. Residents are advised to park their vehicles in their driveways or in their yards. Residents also may use municipal parking lots to park their vehicles.

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.

Restaurant operators also are responsible for cleaning the sidewalk along the front of their respective property. Businesses with handicapped parking stalls in front of their storefronts are responsible for clearing access from the stall to the sidewalks.

We are requesting residents that when they are out shoveling snow from their driveways and sidewalks, to also clear nearby fire hydrants. By clearing a three-foot radius around the hydrant
will help save precious time in battling a fire.

The snow emergency will remain in effect until the Board of Selectmen, which is the Town’s
traffic authority, removes the emergency declaration.

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.
Safety tips when arranging to have natural gas service restored once flood waters have receded:
• If the natural gas meter and/or regulator were under water, customers must first contact their natural gas company.
• If any natural gas equipment (furnace, boiler, water heater, etc.) has been under water, they need to contact a plumbing and heating contractor to have the equipment checked.

Those affected can then contact their natural gas company to have service restored.
Homeowners should never attempt to turn on or shut off natural gas service.

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 1-203-869-6900
Optimum/Altice 1-866-950-3278
Frontier Communications 1-800-239-4430


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. Face masks are required of all visitors.


The Greenwich Department of Health advises residents to make an Emergency Supply Kit and to keep it handy. Also residents are encouraged to visit websites including the Town’s website (, The American Red Cross and the federal government ( for
pointers on personal readiness.

During an emergency the Town may opt to use the emergency notification system to send a recorded message to each resident that has a published number. All residents are encouraged to register a contact number (non-published number, cell phone, etc.) by logging on to the Town’s website ( located under the ‘Notify Me’ category at the bottom of the homepage.

Watch for signs of Frostbite: loss of feeling and abnormal coloring in extremities (fingers, toes,
ear lobes or the tip of the nose). If symptoms are detected, call 911 immediately. Watch for signs of Hypothermia: bluishness or puffiness of the skin, dilated pupils, decreased respiratory rate, irregular pulse, uncontrollable shivering, memory loss, disorientation, incoherence, slurred speech, drowsiness and apparent exhaustion. If symptoms occur, get the person to a warm location, remove any wet clothing and give warm, non-alcoholic beverages if the person is conscious. Call 911 for medical help immediately.

When using portable generators, never use indoors (even if garage doors are open) or in enclosed spaces. Exhausts from these units contain carbon monoxide (CO). Also, do not supply generator
power to your home’s main line.

Do not use gas stoves or charcoal grills for heat. They can lead to carbon monoxide poisoning.

When any 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 by calling 911.

For non-emergency situations involving downed trees or branches, please call the public safety dispatch center at 203-622-
8004 or 203-622-8005.


Amogerone Crossway
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
Mason Street

Milbank Avenue
Perryridge Road
Railroad Avenue
Ridge Street
Sherwood Place
Shore Road
Sound View Drive
Steamboat Road
West Elm Street
West Putnam Avenue
William Street

Beech Street
Byram Road
Cedar Street
Chestnut Street
Church Street West
Delavan Avenue
Division Street West
Hervey Street
Kirby Street
Mead Street

Mill Street
North Water Street
Oak Street
Pine Street
Richland Road
South Water Street
Spruce Street
Western Junior Highway
William Street West

Hamilton Avenue
Old Field Point Road
Saint Roch Avenue

Comly Avenue
Pemberwick Road
Moshier Street
Glenville Road/Street from Glenridge Road to Pemberwick Road
Riversville Road from Glenville Road, north to entrance to Glenville School

Bible Street
East Putnam Avenue (Field Rd. to Diamond Hill)
Loughlin Avenue
Orchard Street
Relay Place
River Road
River Road Extension
Sinawoy Road
Strickland Road
Suburban Avenue
Valley Road

Hendrie Avenue
North Sound Beach Avenue
Valley Road

Arcadia Road
Lockwood Avenue
Sound Beach Avenue
West End Avenue