Vernon, Conn., — Mayor McCoy today announced that the emergency operations and operations center have been closed as a result of no further eminent danger. Town and school buildings have been turned over to regular maintenance and facility operations. Schools will re-open tomorrow under the normal control of the Superintendent.
“I am proud to announce that the school buildings no longer face eminent structural danger as a result of dedicated workers and volunteers from throughout the community,” Mayor McCoy said. “After a briefing from my staff and the BOE’s structural engineer, I have decided to close down emergency operations and the Emergency Operations Center, as there is no longer an emergency situation or threat from eminent danger. The snow loads on the buildings have been inspected and certified by the engineer and they are within the code limits prescribed by Connecticut Code.”
“Over the course of the next week, town crews and other workers will continue to provide regular maintenance and facility operations on any remaining snow, so that in the event of another storm, the levels and weight of any additional snow will remain low and under control. I would like to thank the many volunteers and workers for their hard work and dedication in resolving this matter. I would also like to thank the public for their patience and understanding while we worked as quickly and efficiently as possible to make sure that the building’s structural integrity is upheld and that they are safe for our children.”