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Joseloff Activates Emergency Op Center

First Selectman Gordon Joseloff ordered a partial activation of the Emergency Operations Center at the Fire Headquarters starting at 10 p.m. Tuesday in preparation for the snowstorm that's poised to strike,

"As we did with the post-Christmas storm, we want to have everything in place to respond to emergencies," Joseloff said.

He said that during a mid-day conference call with Gov. Dannel Malloy, state officials said they were preparing for 15 to 20 inches of snow. How much snow Westporters see "depends on the exact part of the storm," Joseloff said.

But no matter how much snow falls, he said the town is ready. Because Department of Public Works snowplows and private contractors will be on the roads in the early morning hours, he asked residents to avoid travel if possible.

"We will be clearing roads according to our snowplow policy , which is available on the town website ," he said. "We remind residents and private contractors not to push snow on to town roadways."

Joseloff also said 911 should be used for true emergencies only. For all other calls, residents should use the nonemergency numbers: For police, call 203-341-6000 and for fire, call 203-341-5000.

Town Hall will be open Wednesday but because of anticipated absences, Joseloff said some operations will be limited.

The Board of Selectman meeting scheduled for 4 p.m. Wednesday has been postponed. A new date for this public hearing will be announced at a later date.

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