Mayor Joseph P. Ganim
For Immediate Release
December 17, 2020
MAYOR GANIM ANNOUNCES CITY OF BRIDGEPORT SNOW EMERGENCY REMAINS IN EFFECT, ENCOURAGES RESIDENTS TO STAY OFF THE ROAD
Bridgeport, CT – Mayor Ganim announces that the declaration of a snow emergency remains in effect and encourages residents to remain safe at home to allow easy passage for the City Public Facilities crew to efficiently clear streets throughout the City of Bridgeport.
Last night the DPF had a crew of 50 plow vehicles plowing snow on emergency streets, and main roads. The inclement weather continued through this morning as DPF crews continued to clear the majority of all main roads and emergency routes have been opened curb to curb. Crews are now focusing on secondary roads and dead ends. DPF reports that snow removal will continue throughout the night until completed. For snow plowing issues, call 203-576-7130 or preferably, residents may use the city’s reporting mobile application Bridgeport 311 - any time of day or night
- Plowing Operations in Bridgeport are prioritized to clear major travel routes first. This allows public safety vehicles and first responders access to most parts of the City. The initial plowing activities also provide most residents a clearing within two-to-three blocks of their home and most destinations in the City. Other factors include locations of hospitals, schools, major commercial centers and other facilities with large public interest.
- Parking During a snow emergency, residents must move their cars off posted snow emergency streets. A list of snow streets can be found on the City’s website by clicking here. Additionally, snow emergency streets are marked with white signs with red lettering.
Residents are asked to move their cars on the alternate, ODD side of the street as soon as it become clear. This will allow plows to clear the remaining snow on the EVEN side of the streets.
(Move your vehicle to the side of the street with addresses that are ODD numbers that is now clear of snow as soon as it is clear to do so.)
Snow Emergency Parking Lots In the event that parking is not available for residents, Snow Emergency Parking Lots is open to the public for parking at all school parking lots in their district and the Health Department parking lot at 752 East Main Street. Parking in the school and City parking lots is available for use by any resident. Vehicles are asked to be removed by 8:00 a.m. Monday, December 21, 2020.
Sidewalks – Do not begin shoveling your sidewalks until street plowing is complete. 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 incident.
Adopt a Hydrant – residents are encouraged to clear snow and make a path to a fire hydrant in their neighborhood to assist the Bridgeport Fire Department in case of fire or other emergency.
Sanitation and Recycling Thursday routes are suspended due to focus on snow removal efforts. Services will resume on Friday, December 18th. If your normal pick up day is Thursday, it will be postponed until Friday, and Friday pick up will be on Saturday. DPF Sanitation crews will be working through the weekend to ensure all trash and recycling is clear. Please be patient and keep toters on your property until street plowing is complete. Please be sure that your trash and recycling toters are easily accessible so that crews may have access for proper removal.
Transfer Station will reopen on Friday, December 18th.
Snow Related Emergencies - Residents may call the Bridgeport Emergency Operations Center hotline at 203-579-3829 with any snow related emergencies.
If residents suffer a loss of electricity call the United Illuminating customer hotline at 800-722-5584 or 203-579-3829. Both numbers are for 24-hour emergency service.
Immediate danger to life and health issues call 9-1-1.
Operation Care - to help protect the homeless population from unsafe temperatures, please call 2-1-1. Homeless Outreach Team has continued to work with Prospect House and Operation Hope to connect the homeless population with shelter.
For the latest updates and information about the snowstorm, residents are asked to check Bridgeportct.gov/snow, local media and follow the City of Bridgeport on Twitter and Facebook.