The following message was issued Jan. 31 at 4.39 p.m. by the Town of Essex, Emergency Management Division:
Please help our Fire Department by digging out hydrants so we can have the best possible response in case of fire.
Please also take preventative action to safely remove snowpack from flat roofs and decks as we anticipate more snow this week.
And please also clear the area around your drainage downspouts and heating oil fill spout to make them accessible and pay particular attention and use care if freeing snowpack close to propane lines.
Our public works crew and emergency responders are grateful for your continued assistance and we thank you for your attention to these matters.
From the Town of Essex
Emergency Management Department