Waterbury Residents Use Garbage Cans, Chairs to Save Parking Spaces

Waterbury residents are taking special measures to make sure that they can hold onto the parking spots they’ve shoveled out this winter and using items to hold the spaces.

The streets of the city are lines with garbage cans, chairs, cones and other devices to reserve spots.

Residents said all the work they’ve put into digging out cars has forced them to take desperate measures.

“It took me like two and a half hours to shovel it,” Alcides Perez, of Waterbury, said. “No one else is doing it, state’s not doing it. Nobody.”

Officials from the mayor’s office said they are aware of the reserve system and don’t plan to issue citations as long as no threat to safety or road visibility.

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