The city of Bridgeport has declared a snow emergency starting at midnight Friday into Saturday ahead of a weekend storm that could bring several more inches of snow to the state.
Bridgeport's fleet of 30-35 snow plows and other equipment will be on hand to begin clearing roads as soon as the snow beings to fall. Private contractors have also been placed on standby, according to the mayor's office.
Parking is prohibited on snow emergency routes throughout the snow emergency, and cars are required to park on even-numbered sides of other city streets.
Residents in need of a place to park can take advantage of the following locations:
- All school parking lots during off hours through Monday night
- Parking lots across the street from the Ballpark at Harbor Yard
- The North End Library at 3455 Madison Avenue
- The Veteran's Memorial Park entrance off Madison Avenue
- The municipal parking lot at the corner of Fairfield Avenue and Jetland Street
- The Bridgeport Health Department at 752 East Main Street
- The parking lot adjacent to the former Waltersville School at 95 Gilmore Street
The city has been in contact with United Illuminating to prepare for the possibility of downed wires and power outages due to anticipated winds of up to 50 mph, according to a spokesperson for the mayor's office.
Those in need of emergency shelter are urged to call 211. More information is available online or by calling the Bridgeport Emergency Operations Center hotline at 203-579-3829 or 203-576-1311.