Greenwich Advises Residents To Prepare For Major Winter Storm, Cold

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The Town of Greenwich is advising residents to prepare for the latest major winter storm.
The Town of Greenwich is advising residents to prepare for the latest major winter storm. Photo Credit: File

GREENWICH, Conn. -- The town of Greenwich is advising residents to prepare for the major winter storm set to hit the region on Thursday, Feb. 13. 

The town has several sheltering facilities and warming centers that can be used, however, they will not be activated unless it is necessary, the town said on its website. All residents should stay tuned to weather conditions and follow guidelines set by town officials.

The Town of Greenwich advises residents to make an Emergency Supply Kit and to keep emergency contact phone numbers listed below handy. Also residents are encouraged to visit websites including the town’s website (www.greenwichct.org), the American Red Cross (www.redcross.org), and the federal government (www.ready.gov) for pointers on personal readiness and listen to local news radio stations WGCH-AM 1490 or WLNK-AM 1350 for up-to-date information.

Residents are also reminded to use 911 only for emergencies. Below is a list of numbers to call for nonemergencies:

Utilities:

  • Aquarion Water Co. 1-800-732-9678
  • Northeast Utilities 1-800-286-2000
  • CT Natural Gas Co. 203-869-6900

Local Non-Emergency Numbers:

  • Town of Greenwich – www.greenwichct.org, 203-622-7700
  • Greenwich Department of Health, Environmental Health, 203-987-1001 or 203-622-7838
  • Greenwich Fire Department nonemergency, 203-622-3950
  • Greenwich Police Department nonemergency, 203-622-8003
  • Non-Emergency Medical Transportation Service – American Medical Response-AMR, 1-800-379-7700
  • Department of Parks and Recreation Tree Division, 203-622-7824
  • Greenwich Chapter, American Red Cross, 203-869-8444
  • Greenwich Department of Social Services, 203-622-3800

The latest winter storm is expected to begin hitting the region at about 3 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 13, with 1 to 2 inches possible before changing over to a snow and sleet mix during the day with an additional 2 to 4 inches of accumulation possible. 

Precipitation will turn back to snow in the evening with up to 4 additional inches possible. Total storm accumulations could reach up to 10 inches in Greenwich, with more in the backcountry and less along the immediate shoreline, according to the National Weather Service. 

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