Greenwich Lifts Snow Emergency

As town continues to dig out from more than a foot of snow, the snow emergency has been lifted.

The Town of Greenwich has lifted the snow emergency that went into effect as winter storm Pax approached the region.

Here's the announcement from the town, which is asking residents to refrain from on-street parking and to dig out fire hydrants buried in the snow.

By unanimous action, effective at 3:00 pm this afternoon the Town of Greenwich Board of Selectmen has lifted the Snow Emergency parking restrictions set in place on Wednesday.  Even though the Snow Emergency has been cancelled, small amounts of additional snow are forecast for tomorrow and the Town of Greenwich continues to encourage residents to voluntarily avoid on-street parking as best possible.  Many roadways remain narrowed by accumulated snow and ice.  Public Works crews will remain at work throughout the weekend removing snow and dressing roads.  This work is accomplished much more efficiently when streets are clear of parked vehicles. 

Relative to snow removal from private property, residents and especially snow removal contractors are reminded that it is unlawful to deposit any plowed or shoveled snow onto any public street, roadway or sidewalk.  Violations of this type are aggressively enforced by the Greenwich Police Department.  Violators are subject to a fine of 118 dollars per violation.

Also, and in accordance with Town of Greenwich ordinance, owners and occupants of property with public sidewalks are reminded that they are required to maintain these sidewalks as free from snow and ice.  Snow and ice must be removed from sidewalks not later than 18 hours from the time the snow has fallen or the ice has formed.

Finally, with all of the winter weather and cold temperatures many fire hydrants are becoming obstructed under unmelted snow and ice.  The Town is encouraging those who have a fire hydrant on their property to help keep it visible and accessible by shoveling it out.  Even if you do not have a fire hydrant on your property, please do not be afraid to adopt a nearby fire hydrant in your neighborhood.  Ready access to water for firefighting can be a true lifesaver when seconds count.  

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