Updates as of 3:45 p.m Thursday:
Gov. Dannel P. Malloy has ordered the partial opening of the State Emergency Operations Center.
Gov. Malloy also began dismissing State employees on a staggered release between 3 p.m and 3:30 p.m, "in order to better manage the evening commute given the inclement conditions."
Students in Regions 14 and 15 are being released on early dismissal today, and the storm is expected to ramp up Thursday night into Friday, followed by arctic temperatures.
Check back here for updates on cancellations, outages, and road conditions, and feel free to let us know what's happening in your neighborhood in the comments.
You can also post your pictures of the storm in our photo gallery.
Check the Forecast and view the Winter Storm Warning here.
Governor Malloy Asks Residents to Stay Off Roads
On his web site Wednesday night, Governor Dannel P. Malloy urged Connecticut residents to "take it slow and avoid travel during the height of the storm Thursday night."
"I urge anyone in need of shelter to call 2-1-1 and encourage local communities to consider opening warming centers or other facilities to help people in need," the Governor said.
Safety: Here's a great Winter Storm Safety Checklist from the American Red Cross
Sign up for Text Updates from CL&P: Click here for information about emergency preparedness, as well as an easy way to sign up for text updates during a storm.
Southbury BOS Meeting Canceled:
The Southbury Board of Selectmen meeting scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Thursday night has been canceled.
Parks and Recreation Activities Canceled:
According to a press release from Southbury Parks and Recreation, "All Parks and Recreation Programs have been canceled for tonight, January 2. If schools are closed tomorrow, programs will also be canceled for Friday.
Saturday, January 4 we resume our youth basketball league and our High School League and Little Swishers begins."Important Numbers From the Town of Southbury Emergency Center:
Southbury Police Department (non-emergency calls):
Charter: Please call 1-888-GET-CHARTER (1-888-438-2427) with any service related questions. Or go to Charter Storm Center site for outage updates.Parking:
In a December press release, the Town of Southbury reminded residents "to help the Highway Department in their efforts to clear roadways by not parking on Town roads in such manner as to hamper or interfere with effective snow removal and salting. Obstructing vehicles are subject to removal at the sole risk and expense of the owners."
From the December 13 Town of Southbury press release: "Residents are also reminded that it is a violation of Town Ordinance to place, deposit or blow snow from any sidewalk, parking area or driveway onto a public road. Violators are subject to payment for the costs of removal and a monetary fine. In addition, property owners are responsible for the action of their contractors or agents in clearing snow from their property."
How to Contact Public Works:
To report snowy/slippery conditions, residents can call the Public Works Office at (203) 262-0621 or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org
If there is a winter storm emergency and no crews have been dispatched, call the Police Department at (203) 264-5912.
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