Mayor Finch Declares Snow Emergency for 5 p.m.
No Parking on Snow Emergency Streets;
Alternate Side of the Street Parking in Force on All Other Roadways
(BRIDGEPORT, CT February 8, 2013) – Mayor Bill Finch and City officials will hold a press briefing this morning at 11 a.m. to provide an update on the City’s preparations for the snow storm.
City Hall, 45 Lyon Terrace and the Margaret E. Morton Government Center, 999 Broad Street will close on Friday at 12 noon for all non-essential employees and the public.
Below are further updates from the City of Bridgeport:
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- Mayor Bill Finch has declared a snow emergency in the City beginning at 5 p.m. on Friday, February 8.
- The Bridgeport Emergency Operations Center (EOC) will be activated on Friday at 12 p.m.
- The City’s Transfer Station on Asylum Street will be closed on Saturday, Feb. 9.
- The Bridgeport Police Department’s Gun Buyback event scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 9 has been cancelled. The City will announce upcoming dates soon.
- During the snow emergency:
- No parking is allowed on snow emergency streets. Residents must move their cars off posted snow emergency streets.
- Snow emergency streets are marked with white signs with red lettering. A list of snow streets can be found on the City’s website -- http://www.bridgeportct.gov/content/89019/89753/95485/95497.aspx.
- Alternate side of the street parking rules are in effect for all other streets throughout the City in order to allow snow plow drivers’ clear passage.
- Vehicles left on snow emergency streets after the ban goes into effect will be subject to fines and towing.
- Snow emergency parking area is available throughout the City. A full list of parking areas can be found at the following link: http://www.bridgeportct.gov/content/89019/89753/95485/95501.aspx. Parking in the school parking lots listed will be permitted beginning Friday afternoon.
- Note from Department of Public Works:
- During the snow emergency all City residents should heed alternate side of the street parking rules until the snow emergency has been lifted. For example, on even-numbered days, (Feb. 8), residents should move their cars to the even-numbered (house numbers ending in 0, 2,4,6, and 8) side of the street before 5 p.m. on Friday.
- The Department of Public Works reminds all residents and business owners to shovel the sidewalk and walkways, including curb cuts, for pedestrian safety. If sidewalks are not cleared, the City may clean the sidewalk and charge the owner a fee for doing so, as well as impose a $100 per day fine for violating a City ordinance.
- Please do not shovel, or use a snow blower or plow to throw snow back into the street from your driveway or sidewalk. Anyone found throwing snow back into the street will be subject to a fine.
- Residents and business owners are also asked to clear fire hydrants and the immediate area around it of snow to improve neighborhood safety.
- BConnected and Stay Informed:
- Residents may call 203.576.1311 with snow plowing concerns.
- 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 snow-related concerns.
- 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 and Mayor Bill Finch on Twitter and Facebook.