Updated information from the Granby Police Department
The Town of Granby would like to announce that there will be a Parking Ban in effect from 8am tomorrow, December 29th, until Friday, December 30th at 4pm. This means that there is no on-street parking allowed.
The Granby Police Department would like to wish everyone Happy Holidays, and remind everyone to celebrate the season responsibly.
On December 20, 2016 at approximately 07:51, Granby Fire and Police Personnel were dispatched to Truby St. for a reported car fire. Upon arrival officers found a Chevy Trailblazer fully involved. Granby Police shut Truby St. down and Granby Fire Personnel extinguished the fire. The operator of the vehicle reported hearing a “popping noise” and the passenger compartment of the vehicle then filled with smoke. She exited the vehicle and the vehicle became engulfed in flames.
A parking ban will be in effect from 11:00PM on December 16th through 11:00 PM on December 17th. No on-street parking will be allowed. The ban is in place to allow for plowing and sanding operations
The Granby police will be increasing the number of impaired driving patrols over the holidays through a special grant from the Highway Safety Division (HSD) of the Executive Office of Public Safety and Security (EOPSS). The Granby Police department will join more than 200 local police departments across the state and the State Police in the national Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over enforcement mobilization.
Beginning December 9 and continuing into the New Year, you will see stepped up enforcement watching closely for anyone who is driving impaired.
“Drivers who will be celebrating this holiday season should plan for a sober ride home before they go out,” said Jeff Larason, Director of the Highway Safety Division. “We want all drivers to remember the responsibility they have to drive safely and to avoid getting behind the wheel if they’re impaired. Crashes caused by an impaired driver are preventable.”
Nationally, nearly one in three people (29 percent) were killed last year in motor vehicle crashes in which alcohol was a factor, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
Tips for motorists:
· Plan for a sober ride home before celebrating this holiday season. Use a ride sharing or taxi service, the MBTA, or a designated driver if you will be consuming alcohol and then travelling.
· If someone you know has been drinking, do not let that person get behind the wheel. Take their keys, take them home, or help them arrange a safe way home.
· Stay in control by wearing your seat belt on every trip. Seat belts keep drivers behind the wheel in a crash.
· Stay off your devices when driving.
The Granby Police Department wishes everyone a safe and happy holiday season and reminds everyone to celebrate the holidays responsibly.