NORWALK, Conn. -- There will be no garbage or recycling pickup Tuesday and Wednesday as Norwalk prepares for the approaching blizzard.
Members of the city's Emergency Management Team are preparing for the event and closely monitoring the storm, according to city officials. The Emergency Operation Center at the Norwalk Fire Department will be operational and press briefings will be scheduled throughout the event. City officials are advising residents to be prepared for power outages and make sure they have supplies on hand.
Tuesday's garbage and recycling will be collected on Thursday. Wednesday's pickup will be on Friday, Thursday's pickup will be on Saturday and Friday's pickup will be on Sunday.
The Norwalk Transfer Station on Crescent Street will be closed Tuesday and Wednesday.
Norwalk city officials are asking for cooperation from residents and businesses to aid in the timely removal of snow and ice. Here's what you can do to help:
• Stay off the roads, unless travel is essential. If you must drive, make sure you have a full tank of gas and emergency supplies in case you are stranded. • If you need medication refills, food or other critical supplies, complete these tasks on Monday. • Remove vehicles from the street. If a snow emergency is declared, vehicle owners parked on Emergency Response Routes may be ticketed and towed. • Clear snow and ice from sidewalks and footpaths that adjoin your property and clear fire hydrants as soon as possible. • Drivers must make sure their vision is not impaired by ice or snow and snow must be removed from roofs, etc. so it does not slide off and impact or impair other operators. • Do not shovel or plow snow into the street after the DPW snow plow has begun clearing the street. • Remove soccer goals, basketball hoops and other such items from the sides of the streets. Remove holiday decorations that may become airborne in high winds. • If you have a true medical emergency, contact 911 for assistance, otherwise refrain from calling Police, Fire, Public Works or Customer Service to find out when your street will be plowed. Such calls detract from the City’s attention to the task at hand. Crews will be working diligently with available resources to clear all city streets as quickly as possible. • Be prepared for power outages. Keep your cellphone charged and have flashlights, batteries and other supplies. If you lose power, use flashlights or light sticks rather than candles, which can cause an added fire risk
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