Wilton police advise staying off roads, taking care in removing snow

Wilton police are encouraging residents to stay off the roads after 4 p.m. today for the duration of the storm if not absolutely necessary to be out. Driving will became especially hazardous during blizzard conditions.

“Vehicles that crash or become stuck will make it difficult for the snowplows to properly do their job,” acting Capt. Don Wakeman said. “Residents are advised not to deposit snow from their driveway into the road, which is illegal and unsafe.”

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Residents may sign up for the Wilton Code Red Emergency Notification Alert System, which they can do at wiltonct.org, in order to receive updated information regarding road conditions and power outages from the Emergency Operations Center. Additionally, e-mail blasts will be sent out periodically utilizing the Wilton Kiwanis urgent e-mail system, for which residents can sign up with via the Wilton Kiwanis web site.

“Added police manpower will also be on duty during the storm to assist as needed,” Capt. Wakeman said. “Once the storm has passed through, an extended period of time may be needed for highway crews to make the roads passable and safe. This is best accomplished by people staying off the roadways as much as possible.

“Snowbanks due to plowed snow may be rather high, causing sightlines problems at some intersections and at the end of driveways. Drivers should proceed cautiously and slowly.”

Anyone living near fire hydrants is encouraged to dig them out so they are visible to fire personnel.

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