Mayor Bob Mezzo sent out the following CodeRed Emergency Notification Saturday night:
Naugatuck’s Emergency Operations Center will remain activated at the Naugatuck Fire Station until further notice. As of the current time, the borough has the following Public Works and Contractor equipment plowing roads and removing snow: five loaders, five large plow trucks and two backhoes. Crews are currently working in multiple locations attempting to open and widen main roads, and are beginning to address some of the side streets off the main roads.
Many communities throughout Connecticut are experiencing the same difficulty removing the large amount of snow that accumulated during the blizzard. The small plow trucks in the Borough’s fleet are not effective for clearing large amounts of snow from our roads. While we understand that this is frustrating for many, we appreciate everyone’s patience as our crews work throughout the night to open streets and allow for safe passage on our roads.
Travel remains dangerous throughout the Borough. While Governor Malloy has lifted the statewide travel ban, we strongly urge all residents to refrain from travel if at all possible.
If you are experiencing an emergency, please call 911. For all non-emergency calls, please contact the Naugatuck Fire Department at 203-720-7083.
Please make sure your furnace vent, if it exits out the side of your house, is clear of snow. Dangerous levels of carbon monoxide will build up inside if the pipe is blocked.
From Saturday morning:
As a result of the enormous amount of snow that has fallen throughout the Naugatuck, most Borough streets are impassible at the current time. A travel ban for all non-emergency responders has been in effect locally since 3:30 this morning, Feb. 9, and will remain until further notice. Gov. Malloy has also prohibited all vehicular traffic statewide until further notice.
The significant snow accumulation has compromised the Borough’s ability to plow roads. Smaller plow trucks are ineffective against this much snow, and even the large plows have experienced problems throughout the night and early morning. We ask your patience as we attempt to plow streets throughout the day this Saturday, Feb. 9.
While Naugatuck was spared significant power outages, there remain a small number of homes without power. Given the difficulty in travel statewide, it may be some time before Connecticut Light and Power is able to restore power. Please contact the Naugatuck Fire Department at 203-720-7083 if you are currently without power and in need of assistance.
If you are experiencing an emergency, please call 911.
Please make sure your furnace vent, if it exits out the side of your house, is clear of snow. Dangerous levels of carbon monoxide will build up inside if the pipe is blocked
Naugatuck’s Emergency Operations Center (“EOC”) will remain activated at the Naugatuck Fire Station until further notice. All resources are available to public safety and public works departments to respond to the aftermath of the blizzard.