Good morning, today is Saturday, February 9, 2013. This is a Code Red Emergency Notification from the Monroe Police Department and Monroe Emergency Management.
Winter storm Nemo has left us with a large amount of snow. High gusting winds are still blowing and causing snow drift hazards.
Governor Malloy has ordered a Statewide traffic ban. Monroe roads are at this point mostly impassable. Monroe Highway Department is working to restore Monroe roads and the state roads in the town. STAY OFF THE ROADS. They are not safe to drive on and you will create a hazard for snow removal workers.
According to CL&P, there are no outages that have been reported in Monroe at this time. Should you find yourself without power, contact CL&P at 800 286-2000.
If you have a direct-vent type heater in your home, make sure that the outside vent is clear of any snow obstruction.
A shelter has not been opened. There is no need at this time, nor any way to transport someone wishing to go to shelter.
Again, stay off the roads and allow the town Highway department to clear town and state roads.
Code Red messages will follow as further information is developed.