Stratford digs out

Snow piles tower over 2-year-old Mia Recupido outside her Valley Road home.

Snow piles tower over 2-year-old Mia Recupido outside her Valley Road home.

Public Works crews will work 24 hours a day, seven days a week until all roads are cleared, Mayor John A. Harkins said Saturday, Feb. 9, after nearly three feet of snow buried the area.

“It will take a minimum of 24 to 48 hours until all roads get plowed,” Harkins said after a 2 p.m. Saturday meeting with his emergency management team at the Emergency Operations Center.

Residents who have fire hydrants by their homes are asked to clear the area around the hydrants to help in the event of a fire call in their neighborhood.

For additional information, residents can call the Emergency Operations Center at 203-380-6757.

The storm has killed people in the area. A Shelton man died after a medical emergency while shoveling, officials said, and a Bridgeport man was found dead outside his house.

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy lifted a statewide travel ban at 4 p.m., but motorists are asked to remain off roads to allow crews to clear them. Bridgeport Mayor Bill Finch has banned travel in that town.

Metro-North service has been restored to part of the New Haven Line.

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