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Blizzard Keeps Police, Plows Busy As Heavy Snowfall Blankets Greenwich

Snow plows from the Greenwich Department of Public Works hit the roads on Saturday as more than a foot of snow piled up.
Snow plows from the Greenwich Department of Public Works hit the roads on Saturday as more than a foot of snow piled up. Photo Credit: Greenwich Police via Twitter

GREENWICH, Conn. – A nor'easter that escalated in power as the day wore on kept the Greenwich Police Department busy throughout Saturday.

Between 6 a.m. and 6 p.m., the Greenwich Police Department responded to the following incidents, according to Lt. Kraig Gray:

All roads in Greenwich were open as of Saturday evening. The town has declared a snow emergency , which requires residents to move their cars from roadways.

"The highway department will maintain constant operations until after the storm is complete," Gray said. The town has "45 to 50 plow trucks on the road, consisting of pickup trucks and six-wheel dump trucks." That counts includes both fleet and contract personnel, he said.

The Department of Public Works will have additional contractors to assist in clearing town commuter lots and commercial parking lots throughout Greenwich, Gray said.

At least 16 inches of snow had fallen in Greenwich by Saturday evening. The National Weather Service said a total of 24 inches was possible before the storm ended Sunday morning. Greenwich remains under a Blizzard Warning until 7 a.m. Sunday.

DPW is reminding residents that pushing snow from private driveways into the roadways makes it more difficult for the highway department to stay on top of the plowing.

"We ask that everyone be mindful of wherever they place the snow from their driveways and sidewalks," Gray said.

Residents have 24 hours after the last snowfall to clear their sidewalks. When clearing sidewalks, they should also clear out around any fire hydrants in front of their homes, he said.

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