The Naugatuck Emergency Operations Center (“EOC”) remains activated at the Naugatuck Fire Station. The Borough has Public Works crews and contractors at or scheduled for the following streets and areas currently:
• Hunters Mountain;
• Spencer Street Area;
• Side streets off Spring Street;
• Evening star, Warm Earth and Longwood Drive in Indian Hills;
• Streets North of Millville;
• Streets south of Millville Area, but parked and stuck cars are slowing progress;
• Wooster Street Area;
• Donovan Road Area;
• Ridgeland Drive;
• Longview Terrace;
• Bailey Road; and
• The Ridge and Celentano Drive Area
This group of streets and areas is fluid, and other roads will be added accordingly throughout the day. We will attempt to provide updates as they become available, but can not give accurate estimates of plowing times.
Overnight, progress made to open and clear roads in several locations previously referenced, but work still remains on portions of those streets.
Currently there are seven (7) private contractors with eleven (11) pieces of equipment and one (1) crew from the Town of Ridgefield, which are joining Borough personnel, all with heavy equipment. We expect additional resources to arrive throughout the day, and are using all efforts to obtain additional contractors with heavy equipment. The National Guard remains in Naugatuck, and has a vehicle that can get through heavy snow for emergency 911 response. Regular plowing and sanding crews are engaged to respond to freezing rain that is predicted to fall throughout the day.
Once we have passable lanes on all Borough streets, we will then concentrate efforts to widen streets already plowed.
We appreciate feedback about roads that need plowing, but we are diverting enormous amounts staff time attempting to respond to requests for exact plow times through phone calls, emails and other communications and social media. Please limit your communications to emergency management personnel and departments to emergency situations and requests for assistance. We are certainly aware that this storm has caused high levels of frustration for all, but no one’s street is going to be plowed sooner because of constant requests to do so. Please call 911 for emergencies, and call the Naugatuck Fire Department at 203-720-7083 for all other requests for assistance.
Public works crews are clearing catch basins in problem areas in response to the rain and freezing rain currently falling. If you have the ability, any assistance you can provide to clear catch basins in your neighborhoods would be greatly appreciated.