Ganim Announces Snow Emergency

From Mayor’s Office:

Mayor Ganim announces the declaration of a Snow Emergency in effect as of 4:00pm today, Saturday 6, 2021. Residents are directed to park on the EVEN side of the street, and not to park on Emergency routes. City officials also encourage residents to remain safe at home to allow passage for the City Public Facilities crew to clear the snow.

As forecast by the National Weather Service, the city expects to see snowfall begin around 6:00am Sunday morning February 7th until 6:00pm in the evening.

DPF has been properly preparing with a crew plow vehicles as well as independent contractors to assist with clearing the roads and any downed trees.

For snow plowing issues, call 203-576-7130 or preferably, residents may use the city’s reporting mobile application Bridgeport 311–any time of day or night.

Plowing Operations in Bridgeport are prioritized to clear major travel routes first. This allows public safety vehicles and first responders access to most parts of the City. The initial plowing activities also provide most residents a clearing within two-to-three blocks of their home and most destinations in the City. Other factors include locations of hospitals, schools, major commercial centers and other facilities with large public interest.

Parking During the snow emergency, residents must move their cars off posted snow emergency streets. A list of snow streets can be found on the City’s website by clicking here or the full link: Additionally, snow emergency streets are marked with white signs with red lettering.

Residents to move their vehicle to the EVEN side as of 4:00pm, TODAY, Saturday, February 6thin order to clear city passages.

o Move your vehicle to the side of the street with addresses that are EVEN numbers.
o Owners of vehicles that do not comply with the parking ban on emergency streets or alternate side of street parking will have their vehicle towed and incur a minimum $130 towing fee.

Snow Emergency Parking Lots–In the event that parking is not available for residents, Snow Emergency Parking Lots are open to the public for parking which include all school parking lots in their district and the Health Department parking lot at 752 East Main Street.

Sidewalks–Do not begin shoveling your sidewalks until street plowing is complete. 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 incident.

Adopt a Hydrant–residents are encouraged to clear snow and make a path to a fire hydrant in their neighborhood to assist the Bridgeport Fire Department in case of fire or other emergency.

Snow Related Emergencies
Residents may call the Bridgeport Emergency Operations Center hotline at 203-579-3829 with any snow related emergencies.

If residents suffer a loss of electricity call the United Illuminating customer hotline at 800-722-5584 or 203-579-3829. Both numbers are for 24-hour emergency service.

Immediate danger to life and health issues call 9-1-1.

Operation Care–to help protect the homeless population from unsafe temperatures, please call 2-1-1. Homeless Outreach Team has continued to work with Prospect House and Bridgeport Rescue Mission to connect the homeless population with shelter.

For the latest updates and information about the snowstorm, residents are asked to check, local media and follow the City of Bridgeport on Twitter and Facebook.



  1. Mayor Ganim, the collection of refuse (green) and recyclable (blue) bins was postponed this past Thursday evening. Friday night pick-up was assumed. Bins still out there.
    What will the conflict be when snow plows encounter bins, patiently awaiting different City trucks?
    Who is of the right pay grade in City employ to know what is going on in the streets and in the Public Facilities Department? Time will tell.

  2. Mayor Joe , if you lived in the condo a couple blocks away that you were reported at one time as your address (but only get your USPS mail there now?) you would know the reality of the street scene residentially and reported about adjustments for Public Facilities pickups, but you don’t. But you do have Bob Walsh, emerging from a snow drift just like a fire hydrant to provide “HIS” permission to ignore my garbage while serving my neighbors?

    Lennie, when did you grant that power to troll? Actually your providing that type of power to “the troll” would be of more immediate concern than some of the longer term subjects I deal with. on OIB.

    Bob, where does your ill spirit to me personally commence? And why does it continue? It is likely not good for your health that I only am concerned with in a very general way, just enough to make the observation that you try “chilling”?

    The longer the barrels or bins remain in front of homes without official word, the less impressed will be folks traveling in the ‘hood’, especially the folks with the NY and NJ license plates willing and able to pay for residential real estate. Time will tell.

  3. Just as Ron reports, the City refuse removal operators emptied the bins one hour ago, as anticipated, but not communicated and the first flakes of snow are showing up on Fairfield Avenue downtown.
    Perhaps we will be snow limited for a few hours but the super bowl can keep all eyes on the screen for a few hours and give all something to talk about.
    Keep an eye out for the City Council Budget and Appropriations Committee meeting tomorrow night. Attend and listen to the folks most responsible for oversight of City dollars look at six months of operating results for the budget, as well as the “AUDIT” the annual comprehensive financial review of City funds. Listen to the questions. See how City answers provide information or clarity? Look at areas that confuse you and receive no questions, or answers that further confuse? Where are our fiscal heroes? Whom do you trust at this point with your tax dollars? Time will tell.

  4. lISTENING TO THE b&a MEETING. Learned that we have earned several amounts from the State in what was an old grant form to Distressed Cities. Well without applying you may know that some $700-800,000 enters our accounts courtesy of the Governor?
    Lots of other questions on the CAFR, monthly report and requests for old questions that have been asked but not answered. Now folks are grilling Ken on his reporting and assuming about revenues included or not.
    Perhaps Ken would run a class so that people who are trying to understand but where the facts and figures due adjustment stay set without change. Ken is apologizing. but the reality of trying to use financial statements that are less than accurate or too dependent on assumptions; , makes good communication difficult. What info about City property and money would you be asking? Budget time for 2021-22 upcoming. Time will tell.


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