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City Snow Emergency

February 8th, 2017 · 5 Comments · News and Events

From mayor’s office:

In anticipation of the pending winter storm due to impact Bridgeport beginning early tomorrow morning, Mayor Joe Ganim today is declaring a snow emergency for the city to take effect at 1:00 p.m. today, Wednesday, February 8, 2017. During the snow emergency, residents must move their cars off posted snow emergency streets. Alternate side of the street parking rules are in effect as of 1:00 p.m. today for all other streets throughout the city in order to allow snow plow drivers’ clear passage. Alternate side parking will be in effect until further notice. Snow emergency streets are marked with white signs with red lettering. A list of snow streets can be found on the City’s website by clicking here or the full link:

www.bridgeportct.gov/content/89019/89753/95485/95497.aspx

No parking is allowed on snow emergency streets. Vehicles left on snow emergency streets after the ban goes into effect will be subject to fines and towing. Commercial and/or residential owners who push snow into the streets or do not clear snow on the sidewalks in front of their buildings are subject to a $100.00 fine per ordinance for each incidence. Current forecasts from the National Weather Service predict that Bridgeport will receive a total of 8 to 10 inches of snow that will begin to fall sometime around 3:00 a.m. Thursday, February 8, 2017.

During the storm, residents may call the Bridgeport Emergency Operations Center hotline at 203-579-3829with any snow-related emergencies.  If any residents suffer a loss of electric power, they can call the United Illuminating customer hotline at 800-722-5584>. Both hotline numbers will be fully staffed and operating 24 hours a day during the snow emergency. Snow emergency parking areas are available throughout the City. A full list of parking areas can be found at the following link:

www.bridgeportct.gov/content/89019/89753/95485/95501.aspx. Parking in the school parking lots listed will be permitted beginning this evening. Vehicles parked at the schools should be removed by 6:00 a.m. Friday, February 10, 2017.

For the latest updates, resources and information about the snowstorm, residents are asked to check www.bridgeportct.gov/bptsnow, local television and radio news outlets and follow the City of Bridgeport on Twitter and Facebook.

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  • Stringfellow

    The snowplows could do a better if the police department stepped up its game by towing the abandoned cars off the street. Pay attention to the snow emergency streets to avoid a costly tow bill later.

    Those who have driveways should use them and share them with those who don’t just so the plows can go curb to curb.

    The better job the plows do the better we all can get around.

  • Bob Walsh

    Stringfellow,
    The snow emergency was declared at 1:00 PM today even though the snow is not expected to start falling until 3:00 AM Thursday. How about not starting to tow until midnight tonight? Give me a break!
    No sense in plows going curb-to-curb if there is nothing to plow.

  • Stringfellow

    Bob,
    I was not suggesting the police department start towing cars right now. It was a suggestion to them to remove abandoned cars on a regular basis. This was when there is snow to be plowed, the plow drivers can do a better job.

  • Mojo

    Tow or no tow, early or late, many Bpt vehicle owners will still park when and where they want! They could care less about emergency snow parking as usual! Sometimes experience can be a better teacher than just words, no? ***

  • Stringfellow

    Yes Mojo,
    According to Ch 12 several cars were towed because people did not pay attention to the sign and now they have to really pay.

    An avoidable consequence but a great teacher.

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