How New Milford Weathered the Storm

With no reported power outages, or emergencies, New Milford fared well.

Chief of Police Frank Papapietro, who is also the town's OEM Coordinator, said that with no storm-related power outages or emergencies, New Milford weathered the storm well.

Regarding emergency service calls, Papapietro said that there were no reported Police, Fire or EMS emergencies during the storm.

Concerning snow removal and clean-up efforts he said, "DPW crews worked all night and will continue their clean-up efforts today." 

Papapietro advises residents that overnight parking is still prohibited while clean-up efforts are continuing.

"For the most part, New Milford roads are open, but icy," Papapietro said. Adding that residents should still avoid unnecessary travel.

Also, Papapietro is asking residents to check on elderly neighbors to make sure they are okay.

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Don Whitehead February 09, 2013 at 10:37 PM
DPW was AWESOME!!!! Thanks guys...you're the BEST.
TommyIce February 10, 2013 at 12:19 AM
Maybe the entire neighborhood should be responsible and not just the unlucky sap that's got one stuck on their property. On a street, many homes benefit from the hydrant being there, but only ONE is financially responsible for it.
Ulises February 11, 2013 at 12:01 AM
That's true, it should be a communal effort.
Dominic Colucci February 11, 2013 at 01:51 AM
In regards to the hydrant question, the only orindence that exists for clearing hydrants is for multi- family and commercial properties. Otherwise it is a volunteer program that has tripled in participation in two years. "Adopt a fire hydrant" , any resident making sure a hydrant in their neighborhood is clear of snow or any other obstructions. Simply call the boro hall and ask for Alan Silverman. 201 967 5415
TommyIce February 11, 2013 at 01:00 PM
So Mr. Colucci if there is a two family house that has a fire hydrant in front of it, why is the onus on them to remove the snow? They are still families that pay property tax (albeit as a combined entity.) And how are you addressing the issue of single family homes that have illegal apartments with a fire hydrant in front of them? Does it only count if there are more than one service meter on the building?


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