It looked for a while there another major snowstorm was on the horizon two weeks after a blizzard buried the state’s largest city. The mayor’s office issued a news release today signaling a coastal storm this weekend will be mainly a “rain event,” according to weather reports.
The city’s Emergency Operations Center has been monitoring the latest projections, which indicate that the shoreline could get a small amount of snow but mostly rain on Saturday and Sunday. Emergency officials will continue to monitor the situation through the weekend for any changes.
“This is good news but we can’t take anything for granted,” said Mayor Bill Finch. “I know workers have been out clearing snow from catch basins so this rain and melting snow will have someplace to go.”
o The Water Pollution Control Authority has had crews out clearing catch basins. Anyone with concerns can contact the WPCA at 203-576-7171.
o Many catch basins remain snow covered after the blizzard. If residents are able to clear basins near their homes, that could prevent water from pooling on the roadway or nearby properties.
· Be Safe
o If traveling, please use caution on roadways where pooled water could freeze if temperatures drop.
· BConnected and Stay Informed:
o The Emergency Operations Center will report updates on any new developments or changes over the weekend.
o Residents can also use the City’s BConnected request system online at www.bridgeportct.gov/bconnected or on the BConnected mobile application available on iPhone or Android smartphones to report any weather-related concerns, or call 203.576.1311.