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.