Winter storms can bring freezing rain, ice, snow, high winds, or a combination of these conditions. To help ensure safe and efficient road clearing and travel this winter season, the City of Norwalk is reminding residents and business owners of its snow removal guidelines and policies.
“I understand the impact that severe weather has on residents, businesses and our school system. We have invested in technology and computer monitoring to help address inclement weather,” said Norwalk Mayor Harry Rilling. “We coordinate our response across departments to better serve the community. We do our very best to quickly and effectively bring our city back to normalcy following every storm.”
The city pretreats major roads, hills, and bridges before the snow begins to help prevent ice and frost from forming and make snow removal easier. With hundreds of miles of roads, and numerous parking lots and sidewalks, it can take multiple hours following a storm before snow and ice are removed. The type of snow, pavement temperature, air temperature, and wind conditions following a storm can also affect how quickly snow is removed.
For questions or concerns, please contact the Customer Service Department at (203) 854-3200. More information on the city’s snow removal policies can also be found online at norwalkct.org/snow. To sign-up for the Code Red emergency alert system, visit norwalkct.org/emergencyalert.