Region preps for snow to hit, parking bans in place

Published on Tuesday, 16 January 2018 20:53
Written by Lorenzo Burgio

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Cities and towns in central Connecticut are preparing for the roughly foot of snow expected to hit the area through Wednesday evening.

The National Weather Service issued a winter storm warning until 3 p.m. on Wednesday.

Between 5 and 7 inches of snow are expected in portions of northern Connecticut. The snow is expected to impact Wednesday morning travel conditions and then taper off by Wednesday afternoon, according to the warning.

Bristol residents are not allowed to park a vehicle on any street or highway between 2 and 6 a.m. from Dec. 15, to March 15, under city ordinance.

The Bristol Hospital Bernie Guida Cardiac Rehab and Pulmonary Rehab Center and Cancer Care Center have been closed for Wednesday. All child birthing classes at the Families and First Birthing Center were also cancelled.

“For any of our office closings, patients and families usually receive calls from the respective departments, but we want to be on the safe side so we posted them on Facebook and the hospital website,” said Chris Boyle, the hospital’s director of public relations.

Southington Town Manager Mark Sciota said he would be meeting with Annette Turnquist, town engineer and Gabe Calandra, assistant superintendent of the highway department Tuesday afternoon to discuss the storm.

"They will be notifying me about when they are going to be calling their guys in and when the contractor crews are coming in and they'll stay out there working until the roads are cleared," Sciota said. "Whenever there is a storm in the forecast for the next day, we always check again the afternoon before final decisions about when to pre-treat the roads and such are made. Timing is everything."

Plainville generally doesn't allow overnight parking during the winter, starting in December, and no parking bans had been issued for during the day on Wednesday, Plainville Town Manager Robert E. Lee said.

"I suspect that they will be pre-treating the roads later this afternoon," Lee said. "It doesn't sound like our preparations will be that out of the ordinary."

The Fire Prevention Poster Contest Awards Ceremony slated for Wednesday night at Plymouth Town Hall Community room, has been rescheduled to Thursday, Jan. 18, from 5 to 6 p.m. at the same location, according to Linda Schnaars, Administrative Assistant of the Fire Marshal's Office.

Lorenzo Burgio can be reached at 860-801-5088 or by email at lburgio@centralctcommunications.com.



Posted in The Bristol Press, Bristol, General News, Plainville, Southington Herald on Tuesday, 16 January 2018 20:53. Updated: Tuesday, 16 January 2018 20:55.