Snow Forces All DMV Offices To Close Early

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FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. -- The state Department of Motor Vehicles has announced that all of its offices are now closed due to the inclement weather.

The DMV has offices locally in Danbury and Norwalk.

Consult the DMV website for further updates regarding the opening times of offices on Wednesday, Jan, 22,  after the storm.

Department of Motor Vehicles today also cancelled all road tests after noon, due to poor and slippery driving conditions. Anyone with a scheduled road test can call the DMV at 1-800-842-8222 to pick a new date.

The department is also attempting to contact customers with road-test appointments to advise them of the schedule change.

With the impending storm predicted to bring several inches of snow, drivers of commercial and passenger vehicles are reminded about the requirement to remove snow and ice from hoods, trunks and roofs or face fines ranging from $75 to $1,250.

Operators of commercial vehicles and passenger cars and trucks who drive a vehicle with accumulated snow and ice can be fined $75. However, the law calls for stiffer penalties when there’s personal or property damage from the flying elements.

In those instances the driver of a commercial vehicle faces a fine up to $1,250 and a passenger car or small truck driver can be fined up to $1,000.
 
Drivers are exempt from the fines when the snow, sleet and freezing rain begins or continues while the vehicle is traveling. Parked vehicles are also exempt from the required removal of ice and snow.

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