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Major Snowstorm - January 26-27, 2015

Heavy snow with significant winds, blizzard conditions and snowfalls up to 30” are still being forecast through tomorrow.  The Governor has declared a state of emergency and a travel ban on all roads in effect beginning at 9:00 PM tonight. 
Town Hall is closed tomorrow and a decision as to whether to open on Wednesday will be made later tomorrow. 
The Town’s three firehouses have been designated as warming centers and are available for short-term shelter (warming, charging phones, getting water, etc.).  Pleasant Valley, Riverton and Barkhamsted East Fire Departments will be staffed tonight and tomorrow, and longer as necessary. 
For emergencies, call 911.  If you need help for more routine matters, you may call the firehouses at:
Pleasant Valley          860-379-0026
Barkhamsted East     860-379-6598
Riverton                      860-379-7473
If we are able to open Town Hall, there is a generator and it can also be used as a warming center.   If there are extended power outages, we will open the shelter at the Barkhamsted School, but will not make that decision until the need for a shelter is better known.
To contact the utilities, please use the following numbers:
   Frontier Communications     800-219-6877
   CL&P                                       800-286-2000
   Charter Communications      888-438-2427
I have also attached a sheet at the link below from the Red Cross with tips for how to handle the storm.
Please stay safe and be prepared with necessary supplies to withstand a couple of days without power or the ability to drive safely on our roads. 
As always, I can be reached on my cellphone at 860-605-7380.


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Volunteers needed for Town Commissions
Economic Development
·     meets at the Town Hall on the 3rd Thursday of each month at 7:30 PM
·     promote and develop the economic resources of the town, attract new businesses or increase tourism focused on our natural beauty, state forests and the Farmington River

Recreation Commission
·     meets at 7:00 PM the 3rd Wednesday of every month at the Town Hall (will be switching to Monday’s starting in March)
·     develop and manage a broad range of Recreation programs for children and adults within the Town, through the Recreation Director

Cable Advisory Council for Charter Communications1 representative

·     Meets the 2nd Tuesday of the month in Newtown at 7:00 PM
·     volunteer position to be “an active partner supporting the Community Access programming and be the Advisory agent for community 
        Please call Don Stein (860-379-8285) or send an email to dstein@barkhamsted.us if you are interested or need more information.

Barkhamsted Townhall
Barkhamsted Town Hall
67 Ripley Hill Road ~ P.O. Box 558
Pleasant Valley, CT 06063-0558

(860) 379-8285

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