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Urgent: Travel Ban in Effect for North Branford

North Branford roads are closed to all non-emergency travel through 6 p.m. today.

 

The Town of North Branford Public Safety Departments and Emergency Operations Center would like advise that an immediate travel ban is being imposed for all non emergency travel on North Branford Roadways until 6PM this evening.  

Clearing the snow from our roadways is presently underway but the public works department needs the cooperation of all so they can have all town roads clear as soon as possible.   

For more information, please call the Emergency Operations Center at 203-484-9549 or 203-484-2583 or the North Branford Police Department at 203-484-2703.

"Everyone needs to stay off of the roads and do not go out unless there is an emergency," said Interim Town Manager Bonnie Therrien. "People are going out and getting their vehicles stuck and then the Public Works staff cannot plow the streets. It is imperative that people heed this warning."

Therrien said that due to these delays and the length of time it is taking to clear roads, the town cannot provide a plowing timetable at this time. Public Works resumed work at 8 a.m. and will continue throughout the day.

"Those roads that were not opened yesterday will be opened first and then we will go back and widen out the roads throughout town," said Therrien. "People have to be patient and heed the warning about not going out on the roads."

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Carrie February 10, 2013 at 04:56 PM
I was wondering why not all of us are getting the calls from the town like we did with the hurricanes. I know some people in town have, but a lot of us haven't. Is the call system not working? I have been using Patch as my only way to stay updated.
Liz Dwyer February 10, 2013 at 05:12 PM
Can anyone help me I'm stranded in my house with my 95 year old mother, I need someone to plow me out. I will pay reasonable amount, in case of a medical emergency I need to know we can get out. If any one can help please call 203-671-3501 I live off sea hill rd
Bonnie Therrien February 10, 2013 at 06:35 PM
Carrie - We just found out today that Everbridge was not working. We do apologize!! We have been sending out messages about 5 times during the storm, only to find out that when people answered, the system disconnected and only a portion of those who signed up were receiving the call. We did report this today. We hope to have this fixed immediately. The Superintendent of Schools is ending out a message to all parents through his system. Bonnie Therrien, Interim Town Manager
Carrie February 10, 2013 at 10:52 PM
Thank you for the response, Bonnie!

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