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Bridgeport Declares Snow Emergency on Saturday Morning

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    The mayor of Bridgeport has declared a snow emergency for the city, beginning Saturday morning.

    Mayor Joe Ganim has declared a snow emergency for the city, which will take effect at 10 a.m. on Saturday.

    During the snow emergency, residents must move their cars off posted snow emergency streets.

    Alternate side of the street parking rules are in effect as of midnight Friday for all other streets throughout the city so snow plow drivers can clear streets.

    Odd side of the street parking is in effect for Saturday. On Sunday, it will be an even-side parking day and alternate side parking will be in effect until further notice.

    A list of snow emergency streets can be found on the city’s website here
    http://www.bridgeportct.gov/content/89019/89753/95485/95497.aspx

    No parking is allowed on snow emergency streets and vehicles left on snow emergency streets after the ban goes into effect will be subject to fines and towing.

    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 fine.

    “This is our first significant snowstorm of the current winter season, and we want to make sure everyone is safe and warm. The city of Bridgeport is ready to keep the roads clear and handle whatever emergencies arise,” Ganim said in a statement. “I want to encourage everyone who can to stay indoors and off the roadways. If you need to travel, please drive slowly and watch out for pedestrians. I also want to remind any pedestrians walking in the roadways due to non-shoveled sidewalks to please stay alert to on-coming traffic. I am also asking all property owners to please shovel the sidewalks around your homes and help clear snow around the fire hydrants to insure access for the fire department in the case of a fire.”

    During the storm, residents can call the Bridgeport Emergency Operations Center hotline at 203-579-3829 with any snow related emergencies.

    Any residents who lose power can call the United Illuminating customer hotline at 800-722-5584.

    Snow emergency parking areas are available throughout the City. A full list of parking areas can be found here
    http://www.bridgeportct.gov/content/89019/89753/95485/95501.aspx.

    Parking in the school parking lots listed will be permitted, beginning this evening.