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Simsbury Officials: Driving Ban Lifted; Be Sure to Clear Snow from Vents, Hydrants [Update]

Statewide travel ban to be lifted at 4 p.m.

Updated at 3:23 p.m. on Saturday Feb. 9] Submitted by Gov. Dannel Malloy's office:

Governor Malloy today announced that the travel ban will be lifted at 4PM.  This will apply to all roads, including limited access highways.

"While we are lifting the ban on travel this afternoon at 4PM, I still want to urge residents to stay off the roads if at all possible," said Governor Malloy.  "Crews are out clearing roadways as we speak, but the fact is we are going to feel the impact of this storm for some time.  The longer we can keep traffic out of town centers and off of our highways, the more effective our recovery effort will be. "

Storm update submitted by the Town of Simsbury at 12 p.m., Saturday Feb. 9

Town and state officials are urging people to stay in their homes until at least this evening while emergency response and recovery crews work to clear roadways of heavy snow accumulation.

Officials were briefed this morning by Governor Dannel Malloy who said that, because of life threatening conditions on roads across the state, all vehicular traffic on all roads is prohibited until further notice.  First Selectman Mary A. Glassman said that while all main roads in town are passable, many smaller neighborhood roads remain snowed in. According to Public Works Director Tom Roy, Town crews worked throughout the night and continue to work to open the roadways as soon as possible.

As of this morning, no power outages are reported. Residents are reminded to clear snow away from vent areas and to keep fire hydrants clear. Snow should also be cleared from roofs if possible as rain is expected on Monday.

Residents needing non-emergency assistance should call Simsbury Police at 860-658-3100.  Residents losing power should immediately contact Connecticut Light & Power at 800-286-2000.

For up to date information about the February blizzard, visit the Simsbury Winter Storm Information Center.

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Theresa February 09, 2013 at 05:34 PM
Today is Saturday the 9th...just saying.
laurel urda February 09, 2013 at 07:43 PM
Nice job simsbury road crews! Needed to get to horses this morning and could. Thank you!
Diane February 09, 2013 at 11:17 PM
We took care of the neighborhood fire hydrant for y'all.
Larry Boardman February 09, 2013 at 11:54 PM
I think the Simsbury Public Works Crews should be recognized for an outstanding job. Even my dead end street was cleared. Thank You SPW!

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