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3/4/2015 - Mayor Finch declares Snow Emergency in Bridgeport, Conn. beginning at midnight

Posted at 5:27 p.m.

“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.” – Mayor Bill Finch

Bridgeport, Conn. (March 4, 2015) – Bridgeport Mayor Bill Finch declared a Snow Emergency starting at midnight.

“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 Thursday, March 5 is an odd day on the calendar, folks parking in Bridgeport at midnight and thereafter must move their cars to the ‘odd-numbered’ side of the street. During a Snow Emergency, there’s no parking on Snow Emergency streets.

“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 this afternoon is cleared, and our plow trucks can effectively navigate our streets around snow that still exists from previous storms,” said Bridgeport’s Public Facilities Director Jorge Garcia.

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:

  • Surface parking lots across the street from the Ballpark at Harbor Yard.
  • North End Library, 3455 Madison Ave.
  • Veterans Memorial Park (entrance off Madison Ave.).
  • Municipal Parking Lot located on the corner of Fairfield Avenue and Jetland Street (adjacent to 2895 Fairfield Ave.).
  • Health Department at 752 East Main St.
  • Lot adjacent to the former Waltersville School, 95 Gilmore St.
  • All City Schools after school hours.

There will be no garbage and recycling pickup on Thursday. The City's Transfer Station will be closed on Thursday.  

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

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

More information can be found at: http://www.bridgeportct.gov/snow.