Officials expect to finish plowing by tomorrow afternoon; Residents have 24 hours to shovel out sidewalks

Town officials are reporting that plow crews have made significant progress in the subdivisions and secondary roads. Officials ceased plowing operations for the day at 6:30 p.m., hoping to allow residents time to cleanup tonight and not be faced with a mess in the morning as they leave for work.

The crews will resume work at 7 a.m. tomorrow and officials anticipate completion of the plowing phase, in its entirety, by 3:30 p.m. tomorrow. This will allow for a transition into the next phase of the removal work.

Crews will begin mass snow removal in the downtown parking lots at 2 p.m. Thursday. Moderate snow that is forecasted should be able to be dealt with in conjunction with this work.

Though still in the planning stage, officials anticipate downtown street snow removal to begin late Friday night. The time is still to be determined.

School access walk clearing will begin tomorrow at 7 a.m. and will be completed prior to the start of school Thursday.

Town officials, along with the Southington Police Department, have announced that the suspension of the Winter Snow Removal Ordinance sec. 17-2 has been lifted.

Residents are reminded that sidewalks need to be cleared to allow for safe pedestrian travel to include children walking to bus stops. Residents are encouraged to work together to make the sidewalks in their neighborhoods safe.

At this time all residents are required to remove snow from sidewalks in front of their homes within 24 hours. Violation of this ordinance may result in a fine of $95 dollars per day.

Officials also want to remind residents of sec. 17-3(b) that prohibits snow being blown, thrown or plowed into the right of way or sidewalks in the town. Violation of this section will result in a $25 dollar fine.


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