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Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Marpe: ‘Stay off the Roads a Few More Hours’

Westport First Selectman Jim Marpe today released the following statement on the storm:

It appears that the worst of the snow storm has passed out of the Westport area.  We are fortunate that the snowfall has been much less than anticipated and that there have been no electrical outages, minimal shoreline flooding, and no significant public safety emergencies.

I want to thank the citizens of Westport for heeding our request to stay home and off the roads. This has really facilitated the town’s road clearing efforts and minimized traffic accidents.

I would ask Westporters to stay off the roads for a few more hours to allow road and parking lot clearing to be completed.

I also want to thank our Public Works employees for their commitment to clearing our roads as quickly and thoroughly as possible.

Thanks also to our EMS, Police and Firefighting personnel for their extra preparations and readiness to respond to any weather related emergencies.

Our Human Services Department and Senior Center staff led by Sue Pfister and Margaret Pinheiro did an outstanding job of maintaining the Senior Center as a rest and meal location for our public safety and public utility responders.

Along with the CERT team, it was also prepped as a town-wide warming center if necessary.

And thanks to Westport’s two Rotary clubs for manning the telephone information lines at the Emergency Operations Center. Fire Inspector Nate Gibbons deserves special recognition for once again keeping Westporters informed through his broadcasts on Staples HS Wreckers Radio, 90.3 FM.

I expect Town Hall to be open Wednesday morning for regular town business activities.

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Posted 01/27/15 at 01:53 PM  Permalink



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