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Town Manager: Most main roads plowed, moving on to secondaries and subdivisions

February 11, 2013
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The purpose of this update is to inform the public that we have reached the next challenging step in the clean-up process after Winter Storm Charlotte. After spending the last 72 hours cutting emergency access lanes through every road and subdivision in town, Town crews have transitioned to widening all routes for traffic safety. We…

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Southington schools closed Tuesday

February 11, 2013
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The Southington Board of Education has announced through phone calls and email that the Southington public and parochial schools, all evening classes, all extra-curricular activities and all out-of-town transportation are cancelled for Tuesday, February 12. All school offices are also closed.

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Town Manager: Plowing operations will resume at 11:30 a.m.

February 11, 2013
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I wanted to give everybody an update as to our current status and our plans for going forward.  First, all roads in Southington had at least one passable lane as of 10 PM last night.  This morning we began widening main roads.  However, at just before 9 a.m. we diverted plowing to salting and sanding…

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Highway Department turns to salting operations, suspends street widening

February 11, 2013
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Main artery widening was temporarily suspended at 08:50 a.m.  The  Highway Department crews have been  diverted to salting operations,  due to the  freezing rain, which has caused icy roadway conditions. It is not known when the crews will return to widening the streets.

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Highway Department aims to plow at least one lane on each street; Residents asked to report unplowed roads

February 10, 2013
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The Southington Highway Department is still plowing the roadways at this time. The goal is to plow at least one lane on each street to assist with emergency situations. Once this goal is reached, the Highway Department can then focus on opening each street for two way traffic. Below is a list of streets that…

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Schools closed on Monday

February 10, 2013
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The Southington Board of Education has announced through phone calls and email that the Southington public and parochial schools, all evening classes, all extra-curricular activities and all out-of-town transportation are cancelled for Monday, February 11. All school offices are also closed.

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Town manager provides update on plowing and snow removal

February 10, 2013
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One of our biggest challenges at this point, along with the enormous amount of snow we need to remove, is providing up-to-date information to residents. While we have tried to keep information flowing, this is a very dynamic environment demanding adjustments as circumstances change. During storm preparation last week, we had planned for significant accumulation,…

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Students fire prevention posters a hit

February 10, 2013
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Students fire prevention posters a hit

A ceremony was held on Jan. 9 for the Connecticut Annual Fire Prevention Poster Contest first place winners at Southington Fire Department Headquarters. This year’s winners are Tyler Spinelli, Grade 5 from Kelly School and Greta Panke, Grade 4 of Strong School. Both winners received a season’s pass for Lake Compounce and a $50 money…

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Town manager updates on plowing issues

February 9, 2013
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The crews are making slow progress on cutting pathways on all roads.  The Highway Supt is keeping all of the available crews on the road for several more hours with the goal of getting these pathways cut.   Due to the extremely high levels of snow and the rifts associated with them it may be…

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Brumback reports on the state of the town following the blizzard

February 9, 2013
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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.   Highway: Snowplows have been operating since 4 a.m. Friday and will continue until 4…

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