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Governor Malloy offers relief package to municipalities hit by salt shortages

February 14, 2014
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*UPDATED   Southington is taking advantage of a relief package prepared by the Connecticut Department of Transportation to deal with road salt shortages. Governor Dannel Malloy announced the relief package earlier today, a day after he declared a State of Emergency on the matter. “We currently have over 1,800 tons on back order with both…

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Town prepares for another snowstorm

February 4, 2014
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Town officials are already prepping for tomorrow’s storm. Beginning at midnight, the town will have all of its plow trucks out and ready. Officials will make a final decision on contractors later tonight. According to the National Weather Service (NWS), a winter storm warning is in effect from midnight tonight through 6 p.m. Wednesday evening.…

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Local roads are passable, but not salted

January 3, 2014
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Southington’s highway crews worked throughout the night and all the roads in town are passable, Town Manager Garry Brumback reported. “They have intentionally not salted to avoid thawing before the subzero temperatures we are expecting tonight,” Brumback said in an update on the storm. “The plan for the roads is to sand the hills and…

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Storm cleanup is a slow process

February 13, 2013
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Storm cleanup is a slow process

By Rob Glidden Staff Writer Southington residents and officials spent several days trying to dig the town out from over two feet of snow left behind by a historic blizzard that overwhelmed the state on Friday evening. Governor Dannel Malloy declared a state of emergency in Connecticut at noon on Friday, when the snow was…

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

February 12, 2013
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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…

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Brumback: Remaining main arteries will be plowed today

February 12, 2013
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Town Manager Garry Brumback recently released an update on the status of snow removal in Southington. Street widening operations began this morning at 8 a.m. Brumback estimated that there is a remaining 20 percent of main arteries left to be cleaned. He said this work will be completed today. “We started in the largest subdivisions…

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Governor announces declaration of emergency granted

February 10, 2013
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Connecticut has received the presidential emergency declaration, the governor’s office announced. Additionally, the governor in a prepared statement is asking for cooperation and patience from residents during the clean-up. “This declaration will provide much needed assistance to the state and our towns and cities as we continue to recover from this historic winter storm,” said…

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