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Norwalk Digs Out After Snow Emergency Lifted

Most streets in Norwalk were cleared by Monday, much like Buckingham Place.
Most streets in Norwalk were cleared by Monday, much like Buckingham Place. Photo Credit: Joseph Aldrich

NORWALK, Conn. – Norwalk residents continued to dig out from Friday’s massive snowstorm on Monday after Mayor Richard Moccia lifted the city’s snow emergency.

Those clearing out the snow were aided by showers that began to eat away at the accumulations.

Totals varied but much of the city was blanketed by about 22 inches of snow over the weekend, according to the National Weather Service. Schools were closed Friday and Monday because of the weather.

Moccia declared a snow emergency Friday, which required residents to remove cars from streets to assist with plowing efforts.

“Our citizens acted in accordance with the Emergency declaration, which allowed our crews to move as rapidly as possible to open streets,” Moccia said in a statement. “High winds and deep snow produced a very difficult scenario that was handled as quickly and completely as anyone could possibly have expected.”

The city deployed as many as 31 plow trucks during the storm, and many staffers worked around the clock.

“We have endured far more emergency situations than history would have predicted, yet our workers and team leaders demonstrated professionalism, resilience and stamina during the storm,” Moccia said. “Many worked with hardly any rest throughout the weekend. I appreciate their dedication.”

The city used more than 600 tons of salt and more than 1,000 tons of liquid salt brine to help melt snow and ice on Norwalk roads during the storm, according to officials. Norwalk has 258 miles of road, and 625 lane miles of roadway that was plowed and treated.

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