Crews still clearing roads in Fairfield

It is now reported that Fairfield received 30 inches of snow causing drifts as high as 4 to 5 feet.

United Illuminating is now reporting some outages. In most cases, the Department of Public Works has to clear the roads for the UI crews to get access to repair the lines. Fairfield’s Emergency Management Team is working very closely with UI to get power back to these residents as soon as possible.

The governor has recently opened roads. However, residents are still asked to stay off the roads to allow DPW crews to continue with clean up. If anyone does venture out, realize that snow banks limit visibility especially at intersections. Keep an eye out for pedestrians walking in the roads also.

DPW is reporting that almost all of Fairfield’s main roads are clear. They are also reporting that approximately 75% of the town’s side streets are clear. The road clearing progress is going slower than anticipated due to the large amounts of snow and the need for pay loaders to assist with clearing. Fairfield has 380 cul-de-sacs that will most likely not be fully cleared until Monday. The Emergency Management Team will provide updates on it progress tomorrow.

With temperatures dropping into single digits and wind chills reaching minus degrees, residents are asked to stay home, stay warm and stay safe.

Also, rain and possibly more snow is expected on Monday. This rain may cause excessive weight load on roofs especially flat roofs. Residents should take appropriate precautions if your roofs are heavily weighted with snow.

Check in on your neighbors, especially the elderly and those with special needs. The Emergency Management Team is also asking for residents’ help clearing ¬†snow away from any fire hydrants.

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