Branford Deputy Fire Chief William Pepe is advising residents to stay off the roads due to the hazardous weather conditions. So far the Branford Police Department has responded to about two dozen spin-outs since the snow began to fall slightly after noon today.
By 6 p.m. this evening, Pepe said any road with a hill in Branford has become impassable due to snowfall, which is causing slick conditions. Cedar Street from Route 1 to the entrance of the I-95 ramps is impassable at this time, he said.
“We are asking residents to remain indoors for the next couple of hours or until morning,” he said.
Pepe said Branford Public Works has made one pass on roads this evening and they are about 80 percent cleared. The snow continues to fall and PWD plows are working to keep roads clear. "I commend the Branford Public Works for working dilligently to stay ahead of the snowfall." To help the plows do their job, it's best if residents stay off the roads.
Branford Fire Department has also responded to one small chimney fire this evening, but no one was injured and the structure has not been significantly damaged.
Please drive carefully.