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2/1/2021 - City of Bridgeport Snow Emergency Remains in Effect, All City Offices Delayed Opening at 12pm


Mayor Joseph P. Ganim
Bridgeport, CT

For Immediate Release                                                                                            
February 1, 2021   

 

CITY OF BRIDGEPORT SNOW EMERGENCY REMAINS IN EFFECT, 
ALL CITY OFFICES DELAYED OPENING AT 12PM TOMORROW

RESIDENTS’ VEHICLES TO REMAIN ON “ODD” SIDE OF THE STREET

BRIDGEPORT, CT – The City of Bridgeport Snow Emergency remains in effect.  At this time officials announce that city offices will have a delayed opening at 12:00pm tomorrow, Tuesday, February 2nd.   City officials continue to ask residents to remain safe at home to allow passage for City Public Facilities crews to continue plowing through the overnight and into tomorrow.   Residents are directed to REMAIN on the ODD side of the street, and not to park on Emergency routes.  

As forecasted by the National Weather Service, the city was impacted by more than 12” of snowfall with areas that experienced snow drifts of approximately 2 feet of snow. 

All city of Bridgeport offices will be delayed opening on Tuesday, February 2nd, 2021 with staff working remotely.
Sanitation, Recycling, Brown Bag & Christmas Tree Collections, remains cancelled Tuesday, February 2nd.   
o If your regularly scheduled day is Monday – it will be Wednesday, and Tuesday postponed till Thursday.
Parks and Transfer Station remain closed Tuesday, February 2nd.
 
DPF has been properly preparing with a crew of 50 plow vehicles as well as independent contractors to assist with clearing the roads and any downed trees.   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 the 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 or the full link:   http://www.bridgeportct.gov/content/341307/341423/342861/342870.aspx. Additionally, snow emergency streets are marked with white signs with red lettering.
  
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.  
 
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.  City officials prompted the emergency activation of the YMCA at 650 Park Avenue, which remains open for those in need through Tuesday, February 2nd, 2021.

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.

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