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Norwalk Police, DPW Clear Out Homeless Camp Under Stroffolino Bridge

Norwalk DPW crews and police clear out an encampment of homeless people under the Stroffolino Bridge Wednesday.
Norwalk DPW crews and police clear out an encampment of homeless people under the Stroffolino Bridge Wednesday. Photo Credit: Rick Reardon
DPW crews and police clear out debris left behind from a homeless encampment under Stroffolino Bridge Wednesday.
DPW crews and police clear out debris left behind from a homeless encampment under Stroffolino Bridge Wednesday. Photo Credit: Rick Reardon

NORWALK, Conn. -- An encampment of about a dozen homeless people were cleared out from under the Stroffolino Bridge on Wednesday morning by Norwalk police officers and DPW workers.

The Norwalk Health Department received a complaint through the city's customer service line about the encampment Monday, according to Lt. Terry Blake of the Norwalk Police Department.

Police officers and DPW workers went down on Tuesday to survey the area, and advised the people living under the bridge that they had to clear out by Wednesday.

"There are safety issues with living under the bridge," Blake said. "There are rodents and other health issues. It's not a clean place to be living."

There were no issues with any of the people living under the bridge, Blake said.

On Wednesday morning, crews went underneath the bridge and cleared out mattresses and other debris that had been left behind.

All the people living under the bridge were referred to the city's emergency shelter and Social Services, police said.

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