Mayor Ganim Advises Residents to Prepare for Upcoming Snow Storm and Watch for Icing Conditions
Bridgeport, CT – Mayor Ganim is advising residents to prepare for the upcoming storm anticipated to impact Bridgeport Friday, February 25, 2022.
Forecast - Overrunning precipitation will break out tonight in the form of snow from southwest to northeast. The steadiest snows are expected between 11 pm tonight and 1 am Friday. Snow will change to sleet between 4 am and 6 am Friday. Freezing rain and sleet between 6 am and 8 am, then a chance of rain after 10 am. High near 35. At least 3 to 5 inches of a snow/mix can be expected. For more information, visit bridgeportct.gov/snow
Preparation - Public Facilities has begun preparations for the approaching snow event forecasted for Thursday, February 24th leading into Friday, February 25th. All snow equipment has been pre-tripped, fueled, and loaded with treated salt. Snow personnel will report at midnight Friday to pre-treat streets and monitor conditions. Please be aware start time is subject to change depending on the forecast.
Plowing - Bridgeport 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 clearing 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 the large public interest.
For snow plowing issues, call 203-576-7130. Any plowing issues or concerns can be reported using the mobile application Bridgeport 311.
Public Facilities Operations and Services
- Sanitation & Recycling – Cancelled Friday and will resume Saturday
- Transfer Station – Closed Friday and will re-open Saturday
- Golf Course – Closed Friday and will re-open Monday weather permitting
- Parks – Closed Friday and will re-open Saturday
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 incident.
Adopt a Hydrant – residents are encouraged to clear snow and make a path to a fire hydrant in their neighborhood to assist the Bridgeport Fire Department in case of fire or another emergency.
Snow Related Emergencies
During the storm, residents may call the Bridgeport Emergency Operations Center hotline at 203-579-3829 with any snow-related emergencies. Residents can also call the Public Facilities snow emergency hotline at 203-576-7130 and 203-576-7124.
If residents suffer a loss of electricity call the United Illuminating customer hotline at 800-722-5584 or 203-579-3829. Both numbers are for 24-hour emergency service.
Immediate danger to life and health issues call 9-1-1.
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