Bridgeport mayor declares snow emergency

Bridgeport Mayor Bill Finch has declared a snow emergency in the city beginning Friday at
5 p.m.

What does this mean?

*Residents have to move cars off posted snow emergency streets. A list of snow streets can be found on the city’s website. Any cars left on snow emergency streets after the ban goes into effect will be subject to fines and towing.

*You also have to abide by alternate side of the street parking rules. This means on even-numbered days, (Feb. 8), residents should move their cars to the even-numbered (house numbers ending in 0, 2,4,6, and 8) side of the street before 5 p.m. on Friday.

*During the storm, residents can call 203.576.1311 with snow plowing concerns. Residents can use the city’s BConnected request system or the BConnected mobile application to report any snow-related concerns.

*The city also has designated snow emergency parking areas, which can be used beginning Friday afternoon.

* The Department of Public Works reminds all residents and business owners to shovel the sidewalk and walkways, including curb cuts, for pedestrian safety. If sidewalks are not cleared, the city will clean it sidewalk and charge the owner a fee plus impose a $100 per day fine for violating a city ordinance.

*Don’t shovel, use a snow blower or plow to throw snow back into the street from your driveway or sidewalk. Anyone found throwing snow back into the street will be subject to a fine.

*Residents and business owners are also asked to clear fire hydrants and the immediate area around it of snow to improve neighborhood safety.

*The City’s Transfer Station on Asylum Street will be closed on Saturday, Feb. 9.

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 and Mayor Bill Finch on Twitter and Facebook.

Keila Torres Ocasio