A travel ban in is in effect as of 3:30 AM this morning (2/9/2013) throughout the Borough of Naugatuck. Only emergency response vehicles and those containing emergency management personnel and/or supplies should use local roads until further notice. Emergency responders should exercise the highest level of caution while traveling.
The enormous amount of snow that has fallen since yesterday (2/8/2013) and continues at this time (approximately 3:45 AM) has temporarily disabled many of the Borough’s plow trucks. Smaller plow trucks are ineffective against this much snow, and some of the larger plow trucks are experiencing issues. Many roads are impassible at the current time, and even those larger roads which have been plowed are limited to one lane of travel. Similar conditions exist statewide.
UPDATE: February 9, 2013, 4:30 AM – Governor Further Restricts Travel Statewide
The following statement was issued by the Connecticut Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection:
Pursuant to Connecticut General Statutes Section 28-9(b)(4), Governor Malloy has amended his Order of February 8, 2013 as follows:
“As a result of life threatening conditions on roads across Connecticut, all vehicular traffic on all roads in the State is prohibited until further notice. This prohibition extends to all vehicles except for those emergency response and recovery vehicles with the capacity to maneuver in heavy snow.”