Mayor Joseph Ganim
For Immediate Release
January 16, 2018
Mayor Ganim Prepares Residents for Snowfall to Impact the City Bridgeport Beginning at 11:00 P.M. Today
Bridgeport, CT – In anticipation of the pending snowfall due to impact the City of Bridgeport, Mayor Joe Ganim today is preparing residents with all snow related information. The Emergency Operation Center (EOC) continues to monitor the upcoming snow storm with cold conditions. Current forecasts from the various weather providers that the EOC is connected, predict that Bridgeport will receive a total of 3 to 5 inches of snow that will begin to fall sometime around midnight tonight and last up until 6:00 p.m. Wednesday.
Snow Storm Emergency
No Snow Emergency has been declared at this time. The EOC will continue to monitor forecast updates. For the latest updates, resources and information about the snowstorm, residents are asked to check www.bridgeportct.gov/snow, local television and radio news outlets and follow the City of Bridgeport on Twitter and Facebook, including the Bridgeport EOC or Twitter @BRIDGEPORTEOC
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.
Snow Related Emergencies
Residents may call the Bridgeport Emergency Operations Center hotline at 203-579-3829 with 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.
Sanitation/ Recycling/ Transfer Station
Please be advised, the City of Bridgeport Transfer Station will be closed on Wednesday, January 17, 2018 due to the snow event. Christmas tree pickup will be postponed until Thursday, January 18, 2018.
Streets within the City are prioritized to clear major travel routes first. This allows public safety vehicles access to most parts of the City. The initial plowing activities also provide most residents a cleared roadway within two-to-three blocks of their home and most destinations in the City. Other factors include locations of schools, hospitals, major commercial centers and other facilities with large public interest.
Residents can report plowing issues, as well as other residential problems or concerns on Bridgeport 311 or by calling 203-576-7124.