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3/13/2017 - Bridgeport Issues Updates for Snow Preparedness

 

Mayor Joseph P. Ganim

Bridgeport, CT

For Immediate Release                                             For More Information:

March 13, 2017                                                           Dalmarys Matos (203)333-2843

                                                                            dalmarys.matos@bridgeportct.gov

 

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Bridgeport Issues Updates for Snow Preparedness

Snow Emergency in Effect for Tuesday, March 14, 2017

 

Bridgeport, CT – In anticipation of the pending winter storm expected to impact Bridgeport beginning early tomorrow morning, a snow emergency has been declared.

 

Parking

During the snow emergency, residents must move their cars off posted snow emergency streets. Snow emergency streets are marked with white signs with red lettering. Vehicles left on snow emergency streets or vehicles found not adhering to parking rules after the ban goes into effect will be subject to fines and towing.  Even side of the street parking for all other roadways throughout the city in order to allow snow plow drivers’ clear passage. A list of snow streets can be found on the City’s website by clicking here or the full link:

http://www.bridgeportct.gov/content/89019/89753/95485/95497.aspx  

 

The Bridgeport Emergency Operations Center (581 Washington Ave, Bridgeport, CT) is activated at this time, and the following locations should be utilized for assisting in the Snow Emergency Parking Ban:

  • Surface parking lots across the street from the Ballpark at Harbor Yard
  • South Frontage Road and Park Ave overpass
  • Cesar A. Batalla School, 606 Howard Ave, Bridgeport, CT 06605
  • Roosevelt School, 680 Park Ave, Bridgeport, CT 06604
  • Jettie S. Tisdale, 250 Hollister Ave, Bridgeport, CT 06607
  • Geraldine Johnson Elementary, 475 Lexington Ave, Bridgeport, CT 06604

Parking in the school parking lots listed will be permitted beginning this evening. Vehicles must be moved from Emergency Parking Lots before 7:00 a.m., Wednesday, March 15, 2017 unless otherwise notified. 

Sanitation/Recycling/Transfer Station

Sanitation and recycling pickup has been postponed until further notice. The Transfer Station located on 475 Asylum Street will also be closed tomorrow, March 14, 2017.

 

Sidewalks

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

During the storm, residents may call the Bridgeport Emergency Operations Center hotline at 203-579-3829 with any snow related emergencies or report issues on Bridgeport’s 311 mobile application.   Bridgeport 311 can be downloaded at http://en.seeclickfix.com/BridgeportIf 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.

 

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.

 

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