The Town of Cheshire released the following update on Wednesday morning:
SIDEWALK CLEARING REQUIREMENT EXTENDED: The Town of Cheshire Ordinances requires the clearing of sidewalks by property owners within 24 hours of a snowfall. However, due to the immense volume of snow generated by Storm Nemo, it was almost impossible for residents to clear public sidewalks in such a short timeframe. While resident are asked to please do what they reasonably can to make public sidewalks passable as quickly as possible for the safety of pedestrians and school children, the town is sensitive to the difficulties of removing such a large amount of snow. Therefore, the Cheshire Town Manager has declared a snow emergency through Sunday, Feb. 17, which extends the deadline for clearing public sidewalks to Monday, Feb. 18, at 6 a.m.
Residents are reminded to please not blow or plow snow back into the roads; it can freeze and create dangerous conditions.
The parking ban is still in effect until further notice.
Trash and recycling collection will be delayed one day for this week (normal Monday pickup will be on Tuesday, normal Tuesday pick up will be on Wednesday, etc.); please try to place your containers in a cleared area of your driveway off the street. Also, collection will most likely take much longer than usual, so please leave your containers out if they have not been picked up by the usual time.
All Town offices are open, and there are no program cancelletions today with the exception of the Community Pool which will be closed indefinitely.
To our residents: your cooperation and willingness to help a neighbor during this historic storm is deeply appreciated.
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