UPDATE: The winter storm warning In Weston has been downgraded to a winter weather advisory by the National Weather Service. Residents can still expect to see sleet and freezing rain until 6 p.m. Wednesday.
ORIGINAL STORY: Weston residents have been warned of yet another powerful snow storm with a Code Red from town officials. The National Weather Service has predicted six to 10 inches of snowfall in Weston on Tuesday, with freezing rain, sleet and snow on Wednesday.
Weston's Code Red also warned residents that the weight of freezing rain could collapse roofs. Homeowners should clear their roofs of packed snow to prevent ice dams from forming. If you are unsure about your roof, contact Weston's building inspector, Rack Gleason , at 203-222-2659.
The town's snow removal budget is enough to handle eight storms and Tuesday's will be its ninth, said First Selectman Gayle Weinstein . She predicted the town will dip into its contingency fund soon.
Many snow plow contractors have created extra work for town crews by pushing driveway snow into roads, town officials said. Town crews then have to replow the roads, Weinstein said. This also creates a safety hazard as the snow eventually freezes into mounds that can flatten tires or cause vehicles to lose traction.
So far, the contractors have been returning to the areas where they left excess snow to push it aside. But if the problem persists, the town may consider an ordinance that would fine residents, Weinstein said. Some Connecticut towns, such as Durham and Danbury, fine residents up to $90 for pushing snow into roads.
During Tuesday's storm, citizens are asked to stay at home if possible to allow road crews to clear the snow.
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