Winter Storm Update Submitted by the Town of Simsbury
The Town of Simsbury’s Public Works crews began plowing the Town’s 164 miles of roads on Friday morning and managed to clear them of record amounts of snow by 5:30 p.m. Saturday evening. Town plow trucks are continuing to work to widen roadways and to push back snow in order to clear sight lines. “The Town is working diligently to clear roads of the unprecedented amount of snow and to prepare for future snow forecasts,” said First Selectman Mary A. Glassman. “We could not be prouder of the Public Works, Police and Fire personnel who brought us safely through this blizzard.” In addition to normal road clearing operations, public works employees worked closely with police, fire and ambulance personnel to assist stranded motorists and to respond to medical emergency situations.
Residents are urged to remain cautious as they travel because of narrow roads and large snow piles which reduce visibility. With the roads cleared, the Town of Simsbury was able to open all of its buildings for regular business hours this morning.