Schools Close; Mayor Declares Stamford Snow Emergency

A pile of snow in Stamford, about seven feet high.
A pile of snow in Stamford, about seven feet high.
Update 1:32 a.m.:

Stamford Public Schools are closed for Thursday due to the snow, the district announced on its website.

Update 8:52 p.m.:

The Stamford city government website announced garbage collection and recycling pickups have been suspended for Thursday and will occur Saturday, instead:

"Due to the anticipated snowstorm the schedule for collection of household garbage and recycling for Thursday and Friday is cancelled and will occur on Saturday 2/15.  The Scale House, Transfer Station and Katrina Mygatt Recycling Center will be closed until Saturday.

"For collection services to occur on Saturday, all garbage and recycling toters and dumpsters  need to be accessible; all snow and ice need to be cleared away and the toters need to located on solid ground."

Original article:

Mayor David Martin has declared a snow emergency. Here's a news release posted Wednesday on the city website:

Due to the approaching winter storm, Mayor David Martin has declared a snow emergency for the City of Stamford effective beginning at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 12. The snow emergency will remain in effect until conditions improve and the Mayor declares an end to the snow emergency.

As of 7 p.m. tonight, all vehicles that are parked on emergency snow routes must be removed. These routes are clearly marked with red and white signage. Vehicles that remain will be ticketed and towed at the owner’s expense.

For a complete list of designated snow routes, residents can visit StamfordCT.gov. Critical information will be linked from the city’s homepage and posted on the City’s Facebook and Twitter pages. Residents can call 203-977-4140 for more information. A list of streets affected are included here.

Vehicles that need to be removed from designated snow routes can park in one of three city garages free of charge until 24 hours after the snow emergency has been rescinded.

City garages will be free to residents beginning at 3 p.m. on Wednesday. Residents living on a snow emergency route may also park on neighboring streets where parking is not prohibited.


Reminders for residents:

  1. City ordinances mandate the removal of snow and ice on sidewalks in front of homes and businesses within twelve (12) hours of the ceasing of such snow fall or freezing; or if such fall or freezing is in the nighttime, before 10:00 a.m. of the succeeding day so that such sidewalk shall be safe for public travel.
  2. For safety, snow and ice is mandated to be removed from passenger cars, trucks and commercial vehicles because of the dangers of ice missiles.
  3. City ordinance restricts private citizens from plowing snow off of private property into city streets or right of way (Section 214-18).


City garages are located at:

17 Forest Street

28 Bell Street           

100 Summer Street

Snow Emergency Route Streets in Stamford

  • Adams Avenue
  • Lockwood Avenue
  • Atlantic Street
  • Main Street
  • Bedford Street
  • Morgan Street
  • Belltown Road
  • Myrtle Avenue
  • Bridge Street
  • North St from Washington St. to Prospect St.
  • Broad St. from Washington Blvd to Main St.
  • Prospect Street
  • Camp Avenue
  • Seaside Avenue
  • Cove Road
  • Selleck Street
  • Fifth Street
  • Shippan Ave. from Elm St. to Magee Ave.
  • Forest Street
  • Southfield Avenue
  • George Street
  • Stillwater Ave. from W. Main St. to Broad St.
  • Glenbrook Road
  • Summer Street
  • Greenwich Avenue
  • Third Street
  • Hamilton Avenue
  • West Ave. from I-95 - to Stillwater Ave.
  • Hope Street
  • West Broad Street
  • Horton Street
  • West North Street
  • Hoyt Street


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