Mandatory evacuation issued in low lying areas of Bristol


Residents in low lying areas have been notified by the Police and Fire Departments of a mandatory evacuation notice.

During the storm the town of Bristol Public Safety Director, along with the Police and Fire Chiefs are asking that all citizens of Bristol stay indoors and off the streets and public ways until told otherwise by state or local officials. Be mindful of down power lines, and displaced manhole and stormdrain covers. Be prepared with supplies to last 72 hours, to include medications, non-perishable food items, water, indoor shelter for animals, batteries and flashlights.

The towns emergency shelter will be open on monday at 7AM at the Franklin Court Community Room 150 Franklin St.( enter on the Wood Street side under the archway).  Transportation to the shelter is available for those requireing assistance - please call 253-6912. Also town of Bristol scheduled trash pickup for Mon, Tues, Wed, has been suspended untill the following week. The town hall be closed to regular business on Monday.

For more information on the evacuations, visit

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