Mayor Bob Mezzo put out the following CodeRed announcement to residents on Wednesday afternoon. It is posted on his blog:
Borough Public Works crews and private contractors continue to widen roads and remove snow from streets and neighborhoods.
Snow removal will continue tonight (2/13/2013) into the morning (2/14/2013) in Downtown Naugatuck and the Union City Section of Naugatuck. Beginning at 8:00 PM this evening (2/13/2013), the Whittemore Bridge over Maple Street will be closed until 6:00 AM tomorrow (2/14/2013). Most of the removal efforts during this time will take place on Maple Street and Church Street in downtown, and on North Main Street in Union City. Please remove all parked vehicles on and around those streets be by 7:30 PM tonight (2/13/2013). Travel will be limited in Downtown Naugatuck and Union City during these times.
Naugatuck Schools will be closed on Thursday (2/14/2013) and Friday (2/15/2013). Borough and Board of Education officials met this morning (2/13/2013) and determined it was in the best interests of our children and public safety to close schools through the remainder of the week until more work can be completed. While we know many parents and students are eager for schools to reopen, we must ensure maximum safety when it comes to our children.
We understand that people are having difficulty shoveling sidewalks in front of their properties. Given the unprecedented amount of snow, we are not fining people who fail to do so at this time. We would appreciate if residents can address their sidewalks by the end of this coming weekend if at all possible.