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7/9/2021 - City of Bridgeport Provides Update on Tropical Storm Elsa Impact on City Services and Roads

Mayor Joseph P. Ganim
Bridgeport, CT

For Immediate Release  
July 9, 2021   

CITY OF BRIDGEPORT PROVIDES UPDATE ON TROPICAL STORM ELSA IMPACT ON CITY SERVICES AND ROADS


BRIDGEPORT, CT – City of Bridgeport provides an update on Tropical Storm Elsa as well as City services effected and roadways closed due to downed wires, fallen trees, and reports of flooding.   

• Sanitation, Recycling, and Brown Bag collection – Friday routes are delayed by 1-2 hours 
• Transfer Station – remains on a normal schedule; open until 3pm 
• All city Parks are closed
• Fairchild Wheeler Golf Course is closed
• Bridgeport Public Libraries – all locations reopen at 12pm

The following streets are closed due to flooding: 
Bishop Avenue/Connecticut Avenue 
Lincoln Avenue/Arlington Street 
Seaview Avenue/ 95 Exit ramp 
Iranistan Avenue/Columbia/Gregory 
Seaview/Third Street
East Washington/East Main
Seaview Ave/Crescent
East Main/ Crescent

Bridgeport Officials and first responders advise residents and drivers to AVOID any flooded areas on the roads to avoid vehicle being stuck in water.

City of Bridgeport and WPCA officials remind residents to remove any debris from curb lines and storm drains to minimize risk of flooding. In case of an issue, call Water Pollution Control Authority (WPCA) at 203-332-5550. Road crews and field technicians are on-call to attend to flooding emergencies caused by the storm.

United Illuminating reports that about 32 customers are without power; less than 1% of Bridgeport customers. To report an interruption in your service, contact UI at 800-722-5584.   

To report downed wires, fallen trees, or debris, contact the Emergency Operations Center at 203-579-3829.

City-wide notifications of vehicles in water, electrical issues, and other EOC incidents are updated live here; https://twitter.com/BRIDGEPORTEOC