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Ridgefield Roads Are Clear Of Snow, Marconi Says

Ridgefield's Main Street, by Saturday, was mostly clear except for the piles of snow on the sides.
Ridgefield's Main Street, by Saturday, was mostly clear except for the piles of snow on the sides. Photo Credit: Contributed by Allison Romeo

RIDGEFIELD, Conn. – The Ridgefield Highway Department did a great job of staying ahead of Friday’s snowstorm, First Selectman Rudy Marconi said.

Which explains why the nearly 18 inches of snow that fell was pretty well off the roads by Sunday. It also helped, he said, that people stayed off the roads per Gov. Dannel Malloy’s request, “which made clearing the roads much easier.”

“What made it great was that we didn’t lose power,” Marconi said. He said that at most, less than one percent of the town lost power due to the storm.

Main Street was fully cleared for parking by Sunday night, he said, and most roads are now completely cleared. Part of the problem now is finding a place to put all the removed snow.

Some of it went to the Schlumberger property that the town owns. “The governor lifted the ban on dumping it into the rivers. Which had been a no-no from the DEEP, [state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection]", Marconi said. “That made it easier along the Norwalk River.”

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