UPDATE: Town Hall offices is closed to staff and visitors Thursday, December 17, 2020. Town employees, who are able, will be working remotely and will be available via email and voicemail. Town Hall will be open for walk-ins from 8:00am until 1:00pm and by appointment from 1:00pm to 3:30pm on Friday, December 18, 2020.
The snow emergency, which prohibits on-street parking on designated snow emergency routes, will go into effect at 5:00pm Wednesday, December 16, and continue until further notice.
During the period of the Snow Emergency no vehicles are permitted to remain parked, stopped or standing on any Snow Emergency streets.
*The complete list of streets can be found below.
A decision on Town Hall operations will be made later this Wednesday evening by First Selectman Fred Camillo with updates posted on the Town website.
The snow emergency is being imposed because the National Weather Service winter storm watch includes a forecast of blizzard-like conditions with at least 12 to 18 inches of snow and wind gusts of 40 to 50 mph.
The snow is expected to fall Wednesday afternoon into late Thursday morning.
Camillo also announced that the Emergency Operations Center at the Greenwich Public Safety Complex will begin/began operations in a monitoring phase at noon, Wednesday, December 16.
The parking ban will enable Department of Public Works crews and its contractors to effectively 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.
The Town libraries – Greenwich, Byram Shubert, Cos Cob and Perrot – closed for on-site services at 1:00pm on Wednesday, December 16, and will reopen at 9:00am Friday, December. 18 Online services will be available during the closure.
• Given the forecasted winter weather conditions, the Holly Hill Resource Recovery Facility will be closed to residents on Thursday, December 17.
• The Public Safety Center lobby will be open 24 hours a day as an emergency warming center.
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.
The Department of Public Works reminds local restaurant operators who have permitted outdoor dining nodes, that restaurants are responsible for all snow cleanup of the areas behind the node barriers.
Restaurant operators also are responsible for cleaning the sidewalk along the front of their respective property. Tents and canopies should be removed until after the storm.
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.
*Snow Emergency Streets
Bruce Park Avenue
East Elm Street
East Putnam Avenue (Maple Ave. to Library)
Field Point Road
Sound View Drive
West Elm Street
West Putnam Avenue
Church Street West
Division Street West
North Water Street
South Water Street
Western Junior Highway
William Street West
Old Field Point Road
Saint Roch Avenue
Glenville Road/Street from Glenridge Road to Pemberwick Road
Riversville Road from Glenville Road, north to entrance to Glenville School
East Putnam Avenue (Field Rd. to Diamond Hill)
River Road Extension
RIVERSIDE AND MIANUS
North Sound Beach Avenue
Sound Beach Avenue
West End Avenue