Norwalk Mayor Harry Rilling has declared a snow emergency in the city, which was put in effect as of 8 p.m. on Tuesday night.
Residents have been asked to remove all parked cars from city streets to allow Public Works crews to efficiently clear roadways of snow, as more than a foot is expected to drop in the region. Vehicles that remain parked on the street may be ticketed or towed, the Norwalk Police Department warned.
There will be free parking at the Maritime and Yankee Doodle garages as long as the snow emergency is in effect. There is no parking in the open parking lots between 2 a.m. and 6 a.m. to allow for snowplowing services.
The Fire Department has also requested that residents “adopt a hydrant,” by clearing those closest to local homes of snow to help firefighters get quick access during a potential fire. Sidewalks should also be shoveled, which is required by the City Code.
Conditions of the snow emergency include:
- No vehicle shall park or otherwise remain standing upon any snow emergency route when there is present an accumulation of two or more inches of snow or ice for a period of one hour or more between 6:00 a.m. and 11:00 p.m. of any day;
- A declared snow emergency shall remain in effect until terminated by an announcement of the Mayor;
- No person shall park a vehicle or otherwise allow a vehicle to stand upon any portion of a snow emergency route. No person shall park a vehicle or otherwise allow a vehicle to stand upon any street in such a manner as to constitute a hazard or obstruction to vehicular or pedestrian traffic or to hamper and interfere with the work of removing or plowing snow or removal of ice;
- Vehicles in violation of these restrictions may be ticketed and/or towed at owner expense.
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