I wanted to give you all a quick up date and will break this down by functional area. The Town of Southington received almost 27 inches of snow last night with blizzard conditions between about 10 p.m. and 2 a.m.
Snowplows have been operating since 4 a.m. Friday and will continue until 4 p.m. today. Crews have done an extraordinary job of keeping main roads open and clearing access for emergency vehicles; however, back roads and some subdivisions may not see a town snowplow until tomorrow morning when work resumes at 4 a.m. Our goal is to do as much as we can before shutting down this evening and we fully expect to complete plowing by Sunday evening.
Fire also had a busy night, taken up primarily with calls about stranded vehicles and carbon monoxide alarms. Please remind anyone you speak to keep heating vents clear to avoid carbon monoxide alarms.
Dispatch has been very busy, but the calls for service have been relatively light. At the height of the storm last night, they suspended response to non-emergency calls, but that has now resumed.
As of 10 a.m. today, CL&P has zero reported outages in Southington. Based on this fact, we have no need to open a shelter at this time.
Finally, I have spoken with Dr. Erardi and Chief Daly along with Chairman Dobbins and we are suspending the requirement to shovel sidewalks until further notice because our plowing operations will likely extend into Sunday evening.
Southington Town Manager