A message from First Selectman Willie Fritz at 1:20pm, Friday, Feb. 8:
Good afternoon this is First Selectman Willie Fritz with an update on winter storm Charlotte.
In following Governor Malloy’s lead I am declaring a “State of Emergency” in the Town of Clinton, which will allow us to provide for federal assistance if it becomes available.
Light to moderate snow has been falling since early this morning with roughly 2 inches accumulation. At this time crews are out but roads are extremely slippery. The snow will intensify as we approach evening with snow rates of up 5 inches an hour possible with up 24 inches total possible. The winds will also increase with gusts forecast to reach nearly 70mph.
Please stay off the roads if possible. It makes our job much more difficult if our crews encounter vehicles while plowing.
Once again in the event of power outages make sure you have flashlights, batteries, a portable radio, water and make sure cell phones are charged.
Please take precautions if using portable generators fumes from these can be deadly and back feeding of lines could injure crews working to restore power.
A parking ban is in effect at least until Sunday. There are no activities at any of the schools on Saturday and the Henry Carter Hull Library is closed. Our dispatch center is always open and can be reached for non-emergencies by calling 860-669-0451, if it is an emergency dial 911.