Tuesday Afternoon Storm Update

The Governor is lifting the travel ban as of 2:00 pm. However, because of the continuing snow and drifting, the City of Groton is asking drivers to stay off the local roads until 8:00 pm. We are having difficulty keeping the roads clear and need your cooperation. If you do not absolutely need to travel, please stay off the roads.

The parking ban remains in effect until Thursday. We appreciate your understanding as we work to remove the snow from the streets.

Blizzard Update

The travel ban remains in effect for our part of the state. Please stay off the roads to allow the highway crews to do their work unobstructed by traffic.

Thank you to all of you who have heeded the Snow Removal Parking Ban. It is making snow removal much easier. The parking ban remains in effect.

It's not time to shovel out yet but when it is, here are some helpful tips:
1. Keep furnace vents clear to avoid carbon monoxide problems.
2. If you are near a fire hydrant, please shovel it out.
3. Be patient. Highway crews are still going to have to clear the streets back to the curb in order to clear catch basins and return to on street parking. This will mean plowing and replowing as they gradually work the snow back to the edge of the road. If you shovel out too early, this may mean that snow will be redeposited on areas you've cleaned. Plan your shoveling so you don't have to shovel twice. Highway crews have been working round the clock since the snow started yesterday. They will continue working, so please be patient.

State of Emergency

Governor Dannel P. Malloy has declared a State of Emergency in preparation for the coming blizzard, which is anticipated to heavily impact the state tonight through Tuesday. In addition, the Governor announced that a travel ban for all roads is in effect beginning at 9:00 p.m. tonight.

For Tuesday, January 27, City of Groton Offices will be closed. There will be no trash or recycling pick up on that day.

During the storm, to report power outages, please call 860-446-4000. To report trees across the road, call 860-445-2451. All emergency service calls should go to 911.

We will continue to post alerts on the City of Groton Government Facebook page and on the City of Groton Website.

Snow Removal Parking Ban

Due to the expected severity of the upcoming winter storm, the City is enacting a Snow Removal Parking Ban on all City streets until further notice.

Parking will be prohibited on all City streets from 5:00pm until further notice.

The City has made parking available at Groton Heights School, the Municipal Parking Lot at 2 Latham Street, and at Washington Park.

Residents are reminded that vehicles in violation of the Snow Removal Parking Ban may be ticketed and towed at the owner's expense.

For questions please call 860-445-2451.