Brumback lays out 48 hour plan to handle winter storm

Expecting severe weather this evening, Town Manager Garry Brumback has laid out an attack plan for the next two days.

“During the next 48 hours we are expecting severe weather with heavy snow and bitter cold,” Brumback said in an email release.

Brumback said the highway staff would remain on duty until the snow storm has passed. Most of the roads in town were pretreated and are currently passable. Plowing will begin when conditions warrant and contractors will be brought in when the heavy snow falls.

The Calendar House and the library will be open and serve as “warming shelter” during normal business hours. No power outages are expected so the two shelters will not provide food or off hours shelter.

Southington Community Services Director Janet Mellon is working with a local hotel to help out the homeless who may be needing shelter. Southington emergency personnel will be on the lookout for those needing assistance.

Southington schools are closed tomorrow, Friday, Jan. 3.

Brumback may also delay opening town offices until 10 a.m. tomorrow morning, depending on the commute and road conditions.

 

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