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3/8/2018 - Snow Emergency Still in Effect for Thursday, March 8, 2018; Bridgeport Public Schools Closed

Mayor Joseph Ganim
Bridgeport, CT

For Immediate Release  
March 6, 2018

For More Information:
Dalmarys Matos (203) 576-7201

Press Release

Snow Emergency Still in Effect for Thursday, March 8, 2018; Bridgeport Public Schools Closed
No Parking on Snow Emergency Streets; EVEN Side of the Street Parking on All Other Roadways for March 8, 2018

BRIDGEPORT, CT – The City of Bridgeport snow emergency is still in effect for Thursday, March 8, 2018 and until further notice to allow for continued citywide snow clean up and plow service. During the snow emergency, residents must move their cars off posted snow emergency streets. March 8 is an EVEN number day; therefore, residents should park on the side of the street with addresses that are EVEN numbers. EVEN side of the street parking rules are in effect for all other streets throughout the city in order to allow snow plow driver’s clear passage. Snow emergency streets are marked with white signs with red lettering. 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.

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 tomorrow is March 8th, an EVEN number day, cars must be parked on EVEN side of the street. 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 here will be permitted. Vehicles parked at the schools should be removed by 7:00 a.m. Friday, March 9, 2018.

Bridgeport Public Schools
Superintendent Johnson has announced that all Bridgeport Public Schools will be closed.

City of Bridgeport Employees
City offices and facilities will open at 12:00 p.m. today, March 8th.

Snow Related Emergencies
Due to the storm, over 1,500 residents are without power caused by down trees and wires. United Illuminating (UI) is aware of the situation and is working to restore power. If any residents suffer a loss of electric power, they can call the UI customer hotline at 800-722-5584. During the storm, residents may call the Bridgeport Emergency Operations Center hotline at 203-579-3829 with any snow related emergencies. 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, local television and radio news outlets and follow the City of Bridgeport on Twitter and Facebook.