March 1, Another Snow Emergency

From city Communications Director Brett Broesder:

Bridgeport Mayor Bill Finch declared a Snow Emergency starting tomorrow, March 1, at 2:00PM.

“As always, we’re preparing for the worst, and hoping for the best. Our city has rallied together time and time again this winter to successfully beat back potentially harmful road conditions caused by the snow. We’re asking once again that we work together to ensure that after the storm, families across the city are able to get to where they need to go safely,” said Bridgeport Mayor Bill Finch.

Since it as an odd day on the calendar, folks parking tomorrow at 2:00PM and thereafter must move their cars to the ‘odd-numbered’ side of the street.

“Our crews have been doing a great job plowing in the midst of a rough winter. But there is still snow built up on many streets due to the sheer volume of snow that’s hit our city streets. Mayor Finch is putting the Snow Emergency in place to ensure the new snowfall tomorrow afternoon is cleared, and our plow trucks can effectively navigate our streets around snow that still exists from previous storms.”

According to the National Weather Service, snowfall will begin tomorrow afternoon.

The Bridgeport Emergency Operations Center (581 Washington Ave., Bridgeport, Conn.) is activated at this time, and the following locations should be utilized for assisting in the Snow Emergency Declaration/Parking Ban:
Ø Surface parking lots across the street from the Ballpark at Harbor Yard
Ø North End Library, 3455 Madison Ave.
Ø Veterans Memorial Park (entrance off Madison Ave.)
Ø Municipal Parking Lot located on the corner of Fairfield Avenue and Jetland Street (adjacent to 2895 Fairfield Ave.)
Ø Health Department at 752 East Main St.
Ø Lot adjacent to the former Waltersville School, 95 Gilmore St.
Ø All City Schools after school hours

In order to get word out to Bridgeporters about the Snow Emergency taking effect at 2:00PM tomorrow, we’re utilizing our Reverse 911 system.

Click here to listen to the informational recording from the Office of Bridgeport Mayor Bill Finch.

More information can be found at:



  1. Will we ever have a snowstorm that is not an “emergency?” This is just getting absurd at this point. I believe just about every prediction of snow has been deemed an “emergency” this year.

  2. Well one thing is for sure. Nobody on this blog will ever be able to bring up last year’s nightmare. JML will not be able to show up at council meeting with a shovel unless he is referencing bullshit. 🙂

    1. Perhaps I will show up at City Council meeting with a shovel to ask how much this messaging is costing the City each time it is used. Perhaps someone on the Council will ask the City for a response and be respected enough to receive such an answer. By the way, the snow shovel itself was only a symbol of administrative or operating leadership that was at loose ends on the issue of appropriate snow removal. So what else are they at loose ends about? Anybody have any subject? Time will tell.

  3. John Marshall Lee, keep your shovel nearby because once we find out what the total for snow removal and “emergency” warnings is, Finch will be borrowing money from wherever he can to pay for it. Time will tell.


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