Mayor Joseph Ganim
For Immediate Release
March 3, 2019
For More Information:
Rowena White (203) 576-7201
Mayor Ganim Declares Snow Emergency for City of Bridgeport Beginning at 2:00 P.M. March 3, 2019
No Parking on Snow Emergency Streets; Odd Side of the Street Parking on All Other Roadways
Bridgeport, CT – In anticipation of the pending snowfall due to impact Bridgeport, Mayor Joe Ganim is declaring a snow emergency for the city to take effect at 2:00 p.m., March 3, 2019. During the snow emergency, residents must move their cars off posted snow emergency streets. March 3 is an ODD number day; therefore, residents should park on the side of the street with addresses that are ODD numbers. Snow emergency streets are marked with white signs with red lettering. A list of snow streets can be found on the City’s website by clicking here.
The City of Bridgeport anticipates a significant snow fall starting early Sunday evening and through the overnight which is projected to produce up to eight inches of snow. The Emergency Operation Center (EOC) will continue to monitor forecast updates. Current forecasts predict that Bridgeport will receive a total of 5-8 inches of snow that will begin after 4:00 p.m. and last up until Monday morning.
Please be advised, the City of Bridgeport Transfer Station will be closed on Monday, March 4th due to the snow event.
Sanitation and Recycling
Please be advised that sanitation and recycling services will be suspended on Monday, March 4th due to snow removal. Services will resume on Tuesday, March 5th. If your normal pick up day is Monday, it will be postponed until Tuesday. All other pick up dates will be one day behind the normal schedule. Ie; Tuesday, March 5th pick up will be on Wednesday, March 6th, etc. Please be sure that your trash and recycling toters are shoveled out so that crews may have access for proper removal.
No parking is allowed on snow emergency streets. Vehicles left on snow emergency streets after the ban goes into effect will be subject to fines and towing. Snow emergency parking areas are available throughout the City. A full list of parking areas can be found here.
For secondary roads, as the storm date is March 3rd, an ODD number day, cars must be parked on ODD side of the street beginning this afternoon. The easiest way to tell the ODD- or EVEN- numbered side of a street is to check the street address of buildings. If the address ends in an odd number (1, 3, 5, 7, 9) then that building is on the ODD side of the street. If the address ends in an even number (0, 2, 4, 6, 8) then that building is on the EVEN side of the street.
Parking in the school and City parking lots listed will be permitted beginning this evening. Vehicles parked at the schools should be removed by 7:00 a.m. Monday, March 4, 2019.
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 incidence.
Snow Related Emergencies
During the storm, residents may call the Bridgeport Emergency Operations Center hotline at 203-579-3829 with any snow related emergencies. If any residents suffer a loss of electric power, they can call the United Illuminating customer hotline at 800-722-5584. Both hotline numbers will be fully staffed and operating 24 hours a day during the snow emergency.
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 cleared roadway 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 large public interest.
Any plowing issues or concerns should be reported using mobile application Bridgeport 311.
This resident service is available and monitored by city staff 24/7.
For the latest updates, resources and information about the snowstorm, residents are asked to check Bridgeportct.gov/snow, local television and radio news outlets and follow the City of Bridgeport on Twitter and Facebook.