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Greenwich Officials Urge Residents to Stay Off The Roads During Wind, Snow

Peter Tesei
Peter Tesei Photo Credit: File

GREENWICH, Conn. — Greenwich is forecasted to experience “an extreme weather event” late Saturday night through Sunday afternoon, town officials said in a phone call to residents.

A high wind warning is in effect from midnight Saturday to 2 p.m. Sunday with possible wind gusts up to 60 miles per hour. Initial thunderstorms may transition to a potential 1 to 3 inches of snow, according to officials.

“Blizzard like conditions are possible,” First Selectman Peter Tesei said in a statement read by Greenwich Police Captain Robert Berry. “Residents are encouraged to stay off the roads [Saturday night] and [Sunday] morning as travel may be hazardous with fallen trees and treacherous roadway conditions.”

Tesei said residents should plan accordingly to have an ample supply of medications.

The town is assembling extra public safety, public works, and parks and recreation crews in preparation for the storm, Tesei said.

The town has also requested standby crews from Eversource. The police station lobby will be open as a warming station if needed, Tesei said.

Those experiencing an emergency should contact 9-1-1. Non-emergency situations should be reported to the public safety dispatch center at 203-622-8004, Tesei said.

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