Town will open emergency shelter, Herbst urges residents to stay off roads

First Selectman Tim Herbst and town officials are preparing for the impending blizzard.

Below is a message sent, via Reverse 911 by First Selectman Tim Herbst:

"This is First Selectman Tim Herbst. I am declaring a State of Emergency for the Town of Trumbull effective at 12:00 PM today, January 26, 2015. Please listen carefully to the following instructions:

Trumbull Town Hall will be closed on tomorrow and Wednesday.

The Trumbull Transfer Station will be closed tomorrow and Wednesday.

Residents wishing to pay their taxes can pay online by visiting the Town website at

Heavy snow and dangerous winds are expected overnight into tomorrow. Total snowfall is expected to range from 24-32” across the state.

Governor Malloy has ordered a travel ban beginning at 9:00 PM tonight. Residents should stay off the roads to allow Public Works crews to plow all roads. The parking ban remains in effect.

The strong winds expected may bring down trees and power lines resulting in a moderate number of power outages. Please DO NOT call 9-1-1 to report power losses. Please report any power losses to the United Illuminating Company at 1-800-722-5584.

In the event of a downed power line or other emergencies, please dial 9-1-1.

If you require shelter, please make arrangements with family or friends, or call 211. The Town plans to open our shelter at the Trumbull Senior Center starting at 4:00 PM this afternoon.

Chief Lombardo and I will be in the Emergency Operations Center tomorrow with the Emergency Management Team where we will provide you with updates throughout the day.

Please check the town website, for further updates and information and also like our page at and follow us on Twitter @townoftrumbull"

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