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New Haven Completes Blizzard Clean-up



    New Haven Completes Blizzard Clean-up
    Audrey Washington, NBC Connecticut
    This is Lilac Street in New Haven on Tuesday morning, three days after the storm.

    For nine days, the City of New Haven has removed snow that fell during the blizzard of 2013 and the effort is now completed, according to a news release from the city.

    The city recorded 34 inches of snow in a 24-hour span and crews worked around the clock in 12-hour shifts starting on Friday, Feb. 8, according to city officials.

    The estimated clean-up cost is $1.6 million.

    All parking bans in New Haven have ended, but city officials ask residents to use common sense when parking their vehicles on the street.

    If you block the passage of an emergency vehicle, you will be towed.

    “This is not an issue of convenience, this is an issue of public safety,” said Mayor John DeStefano Jr.

    Garbage pick-up will resume on Tuesday, Feb. 19 and will be delayed by a day because of the holiday on Monday.

    New Haven Public Schools will also re-open on Tuesday, Feb. 19.