Stratford braces for winter storm

In advance of a major snowstorm expected to impact the area beginning early Friday, Mayor John A. Harkins met with his key staff members to ensure the town is prepared for whatever may come its way.

Some of the preparations already underway include:

• 34 snowplows, 30 salt/sand spreaders, 500 tons of salt are prepped and ready to go.
Public Works Department will be fully staffed and operational as of 4 a.m. Friday, Feb. 8.

• The Emergency Operations Center will be partially activated as of 8 a.m. Friday, Feb. 8.

All public safety and essential town personnel are available and on stand-by.

“It seems clear based on the weather forecasts we have seen that we will be hit by a significant winter storm over the next 24-48 hours,” Harkins said in a press release. “Residents are advised to take all necessary precautions in advance of the storm. Town personnel are prepped and ready, but we don’t yet know how long the storm and its aftermath will be impacting the region.”

Decisions regarding municipal building closures, school closings will be forthcoming, Harkins said.

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