Stamford Mayor's Office Declares Snow Emergency Starting Tuesday Evening

Stamford Mayor David Martin preemptively declared a snow emergency Tuesday due to the impending weather, in effect beginning at 6 p.m.

The weather Tuesday is anticipated to be cloudy throughout the morning with light snow developing between noon and 3 p.m.  Temperature will be highs in the teens with a Northeast wind at 10 to 15 mph.  Roads are forecast to be dusted or lightly snow covered by the afternoon rush hour with a minor impact expected.

Tuesday evening and overnight into Wednesday, snow is forecast to become moderate after 6 p.m. with a period of moderate to heavy snow expected between 8 p.m. and 4 a.m. Wednesday morning.  Temperatures are expected to be very cold, with lows in the single digits with wind chills between 0 and -15 degrees at times. 

A moderate to major impact is expected on overnight travel with low visibilities, blowing, and some drifting of snow.

On Wednesday morning, snow is anticipated to come to a finish between 7 and 10 a.m. with blowing and some drifting of the dry snow and snow cover on most roads.  The impact on the morning rush hour is expected to be at the high end of moderate.

Total snowfall is anticipated to reach between 5" and 7" in the Northwest Hills, 6" to 9" in Central Connecticut and between 8" and 12" in Southeastern Connecticut.

Be Prepared:

Falling, blowing and drifting snow will cause hazardous travel and walking conditions across the area possibly impacting the late afternoon and evening commute. Extreme cold and low wind chills could cause frost bite, dress appropriately. Significant amounts of snow are forecast that will make travel dangerous. Only travel in an emergency. If you must travel keep an extra flashlight, food and water in your vehicle in case of an emergency.

Warming Centers will be opened throughout Tuesday and Wednesday
  • Stamford Government Center Lobby: Friday and Saturday (8 a.m. to 9 p.m.)
    888 Washington Blvd.

  • YMCA: Friday an Saturday (9 a.m. to 5 p.m.)
    909 Washington Blvd.

  • Chester Addison Community Center: Friday (9 a.m. to 5 p.m.)
    245 Selleck St.

  • Union Baptist Church: Friday (9 a.m. to 2 p.m.)
    805 Newfield Avenue

  • Central Fire Headquarters: Friday and Saturday (8 a.m. to 6 p.m.)
    629 Main St.

  • South End Fire Station: Friday and Saturday (8 a.m. to 6 p.m.)
    215 Washington Blvd.

  • West Side Fire Station: Friday and Saturday (8 a.m. to 6 p.m.)
    80 Fairfield Ave.

  • East Side/Shippan Fire Station: Friday and Saturday (8 a.m. to 6 p.m.)

  • Woodside Fire Station: Friday and Saturday (8 a.m. to 6 p.m.)
    1600 Washington Blvd.

  • Belltown Fire Station: Friday and Saturday (8 a.m. to 6 p.m.)
    8 Dorlen Rd.

  • Long Ridge Fire Station: Friday and Saturday (8 a.m. to 6 p.m.)
    366 Long Ridge Rd.

  • Sprindale Fire Station: Friday and Saturday (8 a.m. to 6 p.m.)
    987 Hope St.

  • Turn of River Fire Station: Friday and Saturday (8 a.m. to 6 p.m.)
    Buxton Farms Rd.
Martin's office said residents need to avoid overexertion while shoveling snow, which can cause a heart attack, one of the leading causes of death in winter, he said. Be sure to stretch before heading out. Also ensure to protect against the elements to avoid frostbite and hypothermia by wearing warm, loose-fitting, lightweight clothing in several layers. Stay indoors when possible and change out of wet clothing quickly to avoid body heat loss.

Visit StamfordCT.gov, BePreparedstamford.org/ColdWeather, The Connecticut Department of Public Health, FEMAs Ready.gov and the National Weather Service for more information.


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