STAMFORD, CT - Winter weather is expected to impact the area Saturday night through Sunday afternoon, with snow accumulations of 4 to 6 inches, and ice accumulations of up to 1/10 of an inch forecasted.
The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Watch for our area, which is in effect from Saturday afternoon until Sunday afternoon. Travel could be very difficult at any point during the storm. Rapidly falling temperatures Sunday afternoon into the evening could cause any standing water to quickly freeze over. Strong wind gusts Sunday afternoon into the night could bring downed tree limbs and power lines. Stamford’s Office of Public Safety urges everyone to stay off the roads during the storm and prepare for possible power outages. Tune in to news outlets for updates before and during the storm.
Alternate Parking Rules
As a reminder, on the streets designated below, alternate side parking rules will automatically take effect each time there is snow accumulation greater than two (2) inches. The alternate side parking will take effect regardless of whether a snow emergency has been declared. The purpose of these rules are to facilitate snow removal by providing adequate maneuvering space for snow removal equipment on narrow roadways.
When in effect, on even numbered calendar days, parking will be allowed on the even numbered side of the street and restricted on the odd numbered side of the street from 8am until 8am the following day. On odd numbered calendar days, parking will be allowed on the odd numbered side of the street and restricted on the even numbered side of the street from 8am until 8am the following day. The following streets are affected:
Crystal Street - Quintard Terrace to Daskam Place
Fourth Street - Bedford Street to Dead End
Franklin Street - Hoyt Street to Woodside Street
Greenwood Hill Street
Knickerbocker Avenue - Bennett Street to Northill Street
Mulberry Street - Ridgeway Street to Dead End
Norton Hill Place
Pine Hill Avenue - Elmbrook Drive to Dead End
Rose Park Avenue
Winter weather reminders:
· Warming Center locations and other pertinent information are available through the City’s website and the media – note that some of our community partners may be impacted by the Martin Luther King holiday.
· Life threatening situations should be reported to 911.
· Downed power lines should be reported immediately to Eversource at 1-800-286-2000. Power outages may also be reported here.
· For non-emergency weather related issues on the weekend, call 203-977-4444.
· City of Stamford schools and municipal offices will be closed on Monday, Jan. 21, in honor of Martin Luther King Day.
Be Prepared Now for Winter Weather:
Register with Stamford’s Emergency Notification System CT Alert to receive a phone message, text message, and email whenever there is an urgent announcement or situational update. Visit www.ctalert.gov and click on “Register for Alerts”, or click here: http://bit.ly/Stamford-CTAlert.
Prepare an Emergency Supply Kit:
· Keep an extra cell phone car-charger in your automobile
· Bottled water, 3-5 day supply (1 gallon per person, per day)
· High-calorie, non-perishable food, i.e. granola/snack bars, etc.
· Flashlights/Battery operated lanterns
· Extra Batteries
· Blankets or Sleeping Bags
· Extra Clothes
· First Aid Kit
Develop an Emergency Plan: Organize a plan for you and your family, should there be an emergency. Always inform loved ones where you are and where you are going, in case you become separated or need to relocate. Teach family members how to use text messaging; text messages can often get around network disruptions when a phone call might not be able to get through.
Dangers of Carbon Monoxide Poisoning: In the event of a power outage, portable generators should be operated safely. Outdoor grilling devices should never be brought inside the home for cooking or warmth. Only use generators and outdoor grills outside of your home and never in enclosed spaces such as garages, basements, or porches. Always run your generator outdoors as far from your home and your neighbors’ homes as possible (at least 20 feet) and away from doors, windows, and air intake vents.
Keep Automobiles Prepared: Power outages may disable fuel stations. Keep a cell phone car-charger in the glove box.
Care for your Pet: Bring pets/companion animals inside during winter weather.
· City of Stamford’s Emergency Hotline – 203-977-8840
· WSHU Stamford Radio – 91.1 FM and 1400 AM
· WGCH Radio - 1490 AM
· Fox Radio 95.9 FM
· News 12 Connecticut, Channel 12
· City of Stamford social media: Twitter, Facebook
To prepare for and respond to winter weather visit:
Be Prepared Stamford:
CT Dept. of Public Health:
National Weather Service: