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Snowstorm Chester: Updates & Closings

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Storm "Chester" has begun in earnest. Here's the latest on what's happening out there. Stay safe!


Check the forecast and view the Winter Storm Warning here.


-Middlebury and Woodbury Parks & Recreation have canceled all activities for Tuesday, Jan. 21.

-All DMV locations closed at 2:45 p.m.

-Governor Malloy ordered staggered release of non-essential state employees beginning at 3 p.m.

-El Camion has closed for the day.

-The Connecticut State Police are asking motorists to avoid travel if possible.

"If it is truly necessary for motorists to go out during this anticipated storm, the Connecticut State Police recommend that you ensure that your vehicle is “storm ready” with proper tires, adequate gas and windshieldwipers in optimum condition," a press release issued Tuesday said.

"If you must travel during the storm, provide your route of travel details to a family member or friend and check media reports prior to traveling to gather the latest updates on road conditions and possible closures.

Utilize the headlights on your vehicle during any storm – it’s the law!

In addition, motorists should have a fully-charged cell phone, bottles of water, nourishment bars or other non-perishable food, extra clothes, a shovel, flares and blankets in case of emergency.

During a snow event, reducing speed and expanding distances between cars is an absolute necessity for safe driving. If you become stranded in your vehicle in winter weather, stay with your vehicle and do not try to walk to safety. Call 911 from your cell phone for help. Run the motor for about 10 minutes each hour for heat. Open a window slightly for fresh air and make sure the exhaust pipe is not blocked."

Safety: Here's a great Winter Storm Safety Checklist from the American Red Cross

Sign up for Text Updates from CL&P: Click here for information about emergency preparedness, as well as an easy way to sign up for text updates during a storm.

TOWN OF MIDDLEBURY INFORMATION

Important Numbers:

Middlebury Police (non-emergency):
(203) 577-4028

Middlebury Volunteer Fire Department (non-emergency):

(203) 577-4036

Power outages: To report a power outage to CL&P call 1-800-286-2000. Click here to report outage online. Click here to view CL&P outage map.

Charter: Please call 1-888-GET-CHARTER (1-888-438-2427) with any service related questions. Or go to Charter Storm Center site for outage updates. 

How to Contact Middlebury Public Works

To report snowy/slippery conditions, residents can call the Middlebury Public Works Department at (203) 577-4170.

If there is a winter storm emergency and no crews have been dispatched, call the Middlebury Police Department at (203) 577-4028.


TOWN OF WOODBURY INFORMATION


Important Numbers:

Woodbury Police Department (non-emergency): (203) 263-3400

Woodbury Volunteer Fire Department (non-emergency): (203)263-3100

Power outages: To report a power outage to CL&P call 1-800-286-2000. Click here to report outage online. Click here to view CL&P outage map.

Charter: Please call 1-888-GET-CHARTER (1-888-438-2427) with any service related questions. Or go to Charter Storm Center site for outage updates. 

How to Contact Woodbury Public Works

To report snowy/slippery conditions, residents can call the Woodbury Public Works Department at (203) 263-3633.

If there is a winter storm emergency and no crews have been dispatched, call the Woodbury Police Department at (203) 263-3400.

Driving and Other Information:

-Did You Know? There's a new law that requires Connecticut residents to clean the snow off their vehicles, or face a fine.

-Here are a few tips for driving on icy roads, if you absolutely have to. 

-Homeowners, here's how to prevent and fix a burst pipe.

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