Connecticut State Police Offer Winter Storm Safety Tips
Well, we are on the verge of the first major snowstorm of the season here in Connecticut. As of right now, we are expected to receive anywhere from 1 to 2 feet of snow across most of the state over the next 24 hours.
Most of us are used to working from home from the pandemic, and many schools are already cancelling or ordering early dismissals. Danbury has declared a Level 2 Snow Emergency after 2 PM today. We have also just received a press release from the Connecticut State Police, who would like to offer a few tips in case you do have to venture out during this dangerous snowstorm.
First, the Connecticut State Police are urging you to stay home, if at all possible, for your own safety, and also to allow the the hard working men and women of the Connecticut DOT to keep up with the incredible snowfall amounts that we are expecting. The Troopers also urge you to:
- Check weather forecasts and traffic conditions before you head out
- Give yourself plenty of extra time to arrive at your destination
- Keep your vehicle headlights on at all times
- Fully charge your cellphone before you head out
- Bring water, snacks, a blanket, and a snow shovel
- Reduce your speed, and allow extra distance as you travel
- If you do become stranded, stay with your vehicle, do not try to walk to safety, call 911, keep your vehicle running for warmth, but crack the window for some fresh air
As far as to what a Level 2 Snow Emergency means for Danbury residents:
- All vehicles are prohibited from parking on city streets
- All vehicles must be removed from the streets no later than 2 hours after the storm begins
- The Patriot Parking Garage will be open, free of charge, for the duration of the storm
Good luck everyone, this one looks like it's going to be a beauty.