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Monroe Storm Central: Highway Crews Still Clearing Roads

The potentially powerful winter storm is supposed to blow into Monroe Friday morning. We'll track how its progress is affecting the community.

Sunday

Vavrek: All of Monroe's Roads Are Passable

There Will Be No School On Monday

Saturday

Update: Police still urge residents to stay off the roads as snow plows continue to clear town roads and make them passable.

Code Red: Minimal Power Outages Reported in Monroe

Update: As of 4 p.m. Gov. Malloy announced that the statewide travel ban has been lifted.

Blizzard Shuts Down All Connecticut Roads

Code Red: Stay Off the Roads. They Are Not Safe

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Friday:

Update: 3:50: Malloy declared a Civil Preparedness Emergency for the state of Connecticut. The information was included in a new Code Red notification to Monroe residents.

Update: 12:10 p.m. The first selectman wrote on his Facebook page: Power Companies are already stating be prepared for approx. 10% outages. Please be safe with your generators, fireplaces and do not bring your gas grills inside.

Update: 9 a.m.: First Selectman Steve Vavrek sent out an email saying: "With the storm coming in ahead of its predicted noon start, I will be closing the Town Hall offices at 10:00AM. Please be safe."

Original Story:

Winter Storm Nemo is expected to bring near-blizzard conditions to New England Friday with heavy snow, rain and high winds. This article will include updated information on how it effects Monroe.

So far, Supt. of Schools James Agostine cancelled school on Friday and the town has decided to close Edith Wheeler Memorial Library and the Monroe Senior Center.

Police and Monroe Emergency Management sent out a Code Red notification Thursday night, informing residents that a town-wide parking ban will be in place as of noon on Friday and remain in effect until snow removal is completed. Any vehicles found in violation will be ticketed and towed.

The parking ban is meant to keep the roads clear for snow plows.

Police ask residents to stay off the roadways once the storm begins to make it easier to plow and to reduce hazardous traffic conditions.

If there are any power outages, the Code Red message advised people to call CL&P to report it at (800)286-2000.

There are currently no plans for emergency shelters, but town officials will continue to re-evaluate the situation.

QWERTY February 08, 2013 at 05:25 PM
Last week's storm saw around 70K outages or roughly 6%. The winds for this storm are suppose to be less than last week. I'm glad CL&P has finally grown a brain but how are they calculating 10%?
Walt February 10, 2013 at 08:26 PM
PW crews cleared my neighborhood a couple of hours ago, great job guys!
Greg Sullivan February 12, 2013 at 03:33 PM
Qwert, can I call you Qwert? I share your sentiment on how few outages there were. Though, I am not 100% on whether CL+P has a complete brain yet. I'll wait a couple more storms before I personally grant "full brain-status" They even said they did have the benefit form knowing where the storm would do most damage. BUT to their credit, they did "embed" their home-base in the different town DPW garages. Remaining hopeful .
Joel Leneker February 14, 2013 at 03:12 AM
A big thumbs up to the Monroe DPW. You did a great job with clearing the streets from the Blizzard. Many thanks
bob heid February 14, 2013 at 03:25 AM
I agree with Joel. I'm still hearing about towns that aren't moving. I saw cars screaming down Turkey Roost as early as Saturday night. I'm impressed.

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