About 50% of Guilford Roads Passable As of Sunday Afternoon

Our Sunday evening updates from First Selectman Joseph Mazza. As of late Sunday Afternoon, Mazza reported 50% of town roads are passable. He says it could be 4-5 days for all the roads to be cleared depending on the weather.


Guilford Patch spoke to First Selectman Joe Mazza late Sunday afternoon and Mazza reported the town had a productive day plowing. "It was a good day as far as getting some roads cleared," Mazza said. "About 50% of the roads are now passable and that percentage will continue to grow as our crews continue to work around the clock and through the night."

"When I say passable, I mean a single lane," Mazza added. "We are still encouraging folks to stay off the roads because the less cars on the road the more it will speed up the plowing. We assure you that if you do have an emergency, call 911 and we will get to you."

Mazza also stated that since the President approved Malloys request for a Federal Emergency Declaration, the town will have access to more resources, like FEMA funds. 

"Depending on the weather, particularly tomorrow, it could be about 4-5 days until all the roads are clear and we return to complete normalcy," Mazza said.

The First Selectman also had some safety reminders for residents. "We encourage residents to check their side vents for Carbon Monoxide build up," Mazza said. "And be mindful of the weight on your roofs, partricularly with the potential rainstorm."

The town is inspecting the roofs of Guilford High School as well. GPS Communication Coordinator Lorri Haan said this after speaking to the Facilities Director:

We have crews and contractors working at the high school clearing snow... The roofs were all checked last night after the snow stopped and there were no issues.

The town has also opted to temporarily suspend the sidewalk ordinance due to the amount of snow Guilford has sustained. 

Currently, there are no reported power outages in Guilford. 

Linda shreiteh February 11, 2013 at 02:11 AM
Don't understand why Hungry Hill not cleared yet! We're right off 77 and there's still trucks going by clearing roads that are already cleared!!
Mike p February 11, 2013 at 02:33 AM
Why,? Because your on a dead end street. Main roads and cut throughs are what's important in order to access more citizens for safety and travel. Give them time there doing a great job and the best they can. And 77 is plowed by the state it's not a town road FYI.
alefern February 11, 2013 at 03:29 AM
Please plow West River Village Buildings 9 . they plowed the rest of the condominiums and then they left us...no plowing, not only that but they put the snow that they plowed on top of our snow... all the neighbors have been "digging out" but it has been extremely difficult... I am in extreme stomach pains and have not been able even to visit the emergency clinic in Guilford.. When we call the association the extension for emergencies will not take messages because "its full". Please help us!
Jenny Schaffer February 11, 2013 at 01:33 PM
I think the only comment we should have is two words. ...THANK YOU. Thank you for working as hard as you HAVE been. Thanks for working all night through. Thanks for bearing with the impatience. Thanks for listening to all the urgent calls for help. Let's let them all do their job so can CAN help us.
AMM February 11, 2013 at 01:44 PM
If you are having an emergency, call 911. They will get you out.
Big River February 11, 2013 at 02:00 PM
no doubt they're doing their best but lets not assume people on dead end roads are not without health concerns. we are off Spruce Hill Dr (off long hill rd) and have neighbors living on oxygen tanks. just hoping they keep up their pace b/c there are plenty of households still locked in.
Carin Giordano February 11, 2013 at 06:48 PM
The association is being told by Steve at Pro Grass that ALL of his trucks are broken down. They are trying to find us people to clean us out. I know they are working hard on this. I know several people that plow and they have gotten stuck or are inidated with calls. Hope the info helps. Please call 911 if you are needing assistance, don't be in pain.


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