Update: All Greenwich Public schools will be closed Monday, Feb 1, both in-person and remote.
Update: The Red Cross blood drive scheduled for Monday Feb 1 at Eastern Greenwich Civic Center between 1:30pm to 6:30pm has been cancelled due to the storm. There is an urgent need for blood. Donors can make an appointment at RedCrossBlood.org or by calling 1-800-RedCross.
In advance of a serious winter storm, Greenwich Board of Selectmen declared a snow emergency that will go into effect Sunday, Jan 31 at 8:00pm.
There will be no parking allowed on designated snow emergency routes which are posted on signs and listed on the town of Greenwich website.
The snow emergency will continue until further notice. (The complete list of streets can be found below.)
Further, Greenwich Town Hall will be closed Monday, Feb 1, though Town employees, who are able, will be working remotely and will be available via email and voicemail. There will be access to Town Hall for employees who must be present on Monday.
Holly Hill Resource Recovery Facility will be closed to residents on Monday, February 1.
A decision on Town Hall operations for Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2021 will be made at 5:00pm Monday.
The long lasting major storm may bring a total snowfall of between 12-18 inches.
Strong winds gusting to almost 40mph may produce blizzard like conditions making travel extremely unsafe, and wind chill factors well below freezing.
The strongest portion of the storm should arrive on Monday afternoon.
There is potential for flooding in low lying and coastal areas on Monday with the high tide.
The heavy snow and wind may bring down trees and power lines. Preparations should be made now for power outages including alternatives for warming and medical necessities.
The Town of Greenwich public safety crews will be on standby throughout the storm.
The lobby of the public safety complex will be open as a warming center if needed.
Public works and parks crews will be working their best to keep roads open.
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 the 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.
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.
This storm will be impactful to the entire community for the next few days.
Camillo said anyone who has appointments on Monday or Tuesday, including Covid vaccinations, should verify that they will be open before attempting to travel and reschedule appointments if possible.
“As you prepare now for the storm, please pay attention now to those around you who might need a little extra assistance,” Camillo said. “Like all of the challenges we have faced this past year,We will get through this together.”
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