Update on Sunday at 9 a.m.
Late Saturday afternoon, North Haven First Selectman Michael Freda issued this statement via the town's Facebook page.:
First Selectman Freda has been out about Town. He is reporting that we still have about 50% of our roads impassable. Many of our plows are stuck in various places throughout town. We are working with pay loaders to free the plows so they can get back on the roads. Right now we are also resting our drivers who have been out for many hours. They will be back on duty approximately 5:00 pm. This is a massive project and we continue to be in a state of emergency. Our priority continues to be the safety of our residents and we are working to clear main roads first with secondary roads to follow and dead ends and cul-de-sacs last. This is going to take days. We are asking residents to continue to stay home and off the roads. Please be patient and we also ask that you share this information with your friends and neighbors who may not have access to Facebook.
Update at 12:45 p.m.
First Selectman Michael Freda has declared a State of Emergency for North Haven. Town officials are asking residents not to travel, as "the majority of town roads are not passable."
Update at 6:45 a.m
United Illuminating is reporting the no North Haven residents are now without power.
The National Weather Service reports "the historic storm is gradually winding down."
And the blizzard warning remains in effect until noon Saturday.
- Hamden 34.0 130 AM 2/09 Public
- New Haven 29.8 400 AM 2/09 CT DOT
- North Branford 27.0 243 AM 2/09 Public
- North Haven 25.7 204 AM 2/09 Skywarn Spotter
- North Branford 24.0 1230 AM 2/09 Public
Upate on Saturday at 6:30 a.m.
Governor Malloy has ordered all roads in Connecticut closed until further notice. This traffic ban extends to all vehicles except for those emergency response and recovery vehicles with the capacity to maneuver in heavy snow.
"It's critical right now that residents stay off the roads, so that our plows can continue their efforts to clear our streets and highways," said Governor Malloy. "This is a record setting storm. It's going to take time to dig out of the snow. Stalled or abandoned vehicles will only slow that process. Unless you face an emergency, please stay put."
Update at 4 p.m.
Gov. Dannel Malloy today announced that there will be a ban on motor vehicle travel on limited access highways in the State of Connecticut beginning at 4 p.m. His entire press release follows:
These prohibitions do not extend to emergency response and recovery vehicles, including public safety vehicles, utility vehicles, and vehicles carrying essential personnel or supplies.
“As the weather gets worse over the next few hours, we need to keep the roads clear, so that emergency-related personnel and utility crews can reach those that may need our help,” Governor Malloy said. “By traveling in these conditions, you are not only putting yourself in danger, but you are potentially risking the lives of first responders, utility workers and other residents. Please be safe.”
The travel ban will remain in effect until further notice.
The State of Connecticut coordinated the travel ban with Massachusetts and New York.
Update at 12:35 p.m.
Gov. Dannel P. Malloy declared a state of emergency due to the blizzard expected to wallop the state Friday through Saturday. He also asked residents to limit non-essential travel during the storm.
In addition, his office indicated that Malloy is considering closing roads during the storm as early as noon Friday.
Update on Friday at 9:50 a.m.
All Town of North Haven offices will close at noon today due to the storm.
Update on Thursday at 6:10 p.m.
North Haven Public Schools and all district offices will be closed Friday due to expected blizzard conditions created by the approaching Winter Storm Nemo.
Winter Storm Nemo (or is it Charlotte?) is heading our way with blizzard conditions predicted. With inclement weather, comes closings and cancellations. If you hear of one, take a moment to share it with your neighbors in the comments below.
You can also use North Haven Patch to stay connected with your neighbors for other needs. Need a recommendation for snow removal service? Notice street closings, power lines down? Post in the comments below.
The town has issued a street parking ban, which will remain in effect from Friday at noon and until Sunday at noon.
And, of course, what's more representative of New England than pictures of the accumulating snow, kids bundled up in snowgear and dogs chasing snowballs? Share your great shots by clicking 'Upload Photos & Videos' above or below the photo gallery.