Vavrek: All of Monroe's Roads Are Passable
There Will Be No School On Monday
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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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."
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.